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Ubisoft Nixing the Uplay Passport Program, Offering Passports Free for Assassin’s Creed

Posted on October 31, 2013 AT 01:48pm

Ubisoft is eliminating their Uplay Passport program and offering Assassin Creed IV’s for free going forward, the company announced today.

According to Ubisoft communications manager Gary Steinman, players will now be able to download Uplay Passport for Black Flag for free from Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network. Anyone who already purchased a Uplay Passport for Black Flag is advised to contact Ubisoft support—presumably to arrange a refund.

The Uplay Passport was required to interact with the Edward’s Fleet companion app as well as online multiplayer and some single-player content within Assassin’s Creed IV. As a result of fan demand, Ubisoft is not only eliminating the Uplay Passport system for ACIV, but all future Ubisoft titles.

“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,” Steinman wrote. “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.”

While we’re on the topic of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, you should check out Ray’s review of the PS4 version—supposing you haven’t already picked it up for Wii U, PS3, and Xbox 360 (since it’s out now on those platforms). Assassin’s Creed IV will launch Windows PC November 19, PS4 November 15 (November 29 in Europe), and Xbox One November 22.

Source: Ubi Blog

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