Xbox 360

Ubisoft drops Uplay Online passes

Ubisoft has put an end to their Uplay online passes system. The publisher announced yesterday it will no longer integrate the program in any of its future games.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is the last game where the Uplay password is implemented. However, Ubisoft noted that all Black Flag owners, whether they purchased new or used, are entitled to download the pass for free, which will give them direct access to the game’s multiplayer component, as well as other modes requiring the pass.

“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 said in a statement.

“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.”

Ubisoft is the second publisher after EA to step back from their online passes, the latter having killed off its program in May.