Ubisoft Drops Uplay Passport Program
Ubisoft have announced that they have dropped the Uplay Passport program from all future releases. Therefore players will no longer be required to enter a single-use code to access content such as multiplayer which often requires a Uplay Passport. Ubisoft are also removing the cost of the Uplay Passport for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, making the single-player ‘Edward’s Fleet’ content and multiplayer accessible to all players at no additional charge.
If you had bought a pre-owned copy of a game requiring a Uplay Passport, you would have needed to have bought one separately if the code had already been used to access certain content such as multiplayer, often resulting in you losing out on certain content if you didn’t. Thankfully this is no longer the case.
Ubisoft provided a statement to Kotaku, in which they said the following:
“In Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, ‘Edward’s Fleet’ is an innovative online single player feature that allows players to interact with multiple players on consoles or via the game’s companion app. Every new copy of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag includes the Uplay Passport code needed to unlock this online feature.”
“However, we listen to our community and understand that there are concerns over some players’ ability to access this feature, so we have decided to eliminate the cost of the Uplay Passport for Black Flag. This ensures that everyone will be able to use the companion app, Edward’s Fleet, online multiplayer and available bonus content at no additional cost.”
“Also, we will be eliminating the Uplay Passport program from all future Ubisoft games moving forward.”
Ubisoft joins EA, SCE and Codemasters in eliminating their online pass programs, with all four publishers allowing all content, including multiplayer, to be accessible to everyone playing the game.