According to a post on its official blog, Ubisoft is planning to phase out its Uplay Passport program and will begin by offering the online pass for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag as a free download through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
“The Uplay Passport program was 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 communications manager Gary Steinman wrote, in part. “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.”
“We will keep listening to your feedback. We hope the change we’re making today alleviates any concerns you have about using the Edward’s Fleet feature or future online features of Ubisoft’s games.”