Ubisoft has followed suit and decided to stop its Uplay Passport program, starting with Assassin’s Creed IV.
Earlier in the week, we reported that Assassin’s Creed IV’s full single-player experience wouldn’t be available without an Online Pass, well that now appears to have taken a U-turn after numerous complaints.
Ubisoft confirmed the following in a statement:
“Uplay Passport will not be a part of any future Ubisoft games. The Uplay Passport program was initiated as a means of giving customers full access and support for online multiplayer and features, along with exclusive content, bonuses and rewards.
“However, games today are blurring the line between offline and online, between what is single player and what is multiplayer. Based on that and on the feedback we received from you, we recognized that Passport is no longer the best approach for ensuring that all our customers have the best possible experience with all facets of our games.”
Maybe it had something to do with the uproar caused earlier in the week regarding that single-player content, since it does seem quite bizarre that they would scrap the Uplay Passport so quickly before a big game release.
Are you happy that publishers are now realising the Online Pass is nothing but a useless line of code restricting you from playing pre-owned games online?