The hated online pass system to be sunk beneath the waves for all eternity.
By Tim Colwill on November 4, 2013 at 8:44 am
Following concerns that Assassin’s Creed 4 was locking players out of the fleet management game without an online pass, Ubisoft have spoken up to say that they will be removing this restriction from both Black Flag and any future Ubisoft titles.
“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,” say Ubisoft in a statement on their blog. “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.”
“Gamers currently without a Uplay Passport for Black Flag will be able to download one for free from Xbox Live or PlayStation Network. For those who have already purchased Uplay Passport for Black Flag, please stay tuned to the UbiBlog for further details on how to get a credit or refund.”
“What’s more, Uplay Passport will not be a part of any future Ubisoft games.”
Between this and EA ditching all online passes, it seems like the era of the crappy online pass system is well and truly dead.