Ubisoft will not include Uplay Passport in future games
After criticism from players, Ubisoft has announced it is suspending its Uplay Passport feature, which locks online features behind a single use code, from future titles. The Passport is also to be modified for the recently released Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
to allow free access to previously gated features.
"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," Ubisoft stated in a company blog post
. "However... 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."
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
, which previously used the Uplay Passport system to determine access to the game's fleet management system, will now allow all players to download a Passport code free of charge. Ubisoft has asked players who have already paid for a Passport code to contact their support centers.