Assassin's Creed IV Multiplayer Content Drops Upass Requirement
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 11.02.2013
It will be free for all...
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is the beginning of a new era for Ubisoft's online multiplayer. The company has announced in an official statement that it will be dropping its UPlay pass starting with the pirate-themed game. According to communications manager Gary Steinman, the company has done away with the online pass for all Ubisoft titles in future.
"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," said Steinman. "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."
There had been complaints in the lead-up to the game's release about access to some features being behind the Uplay pass, such as multiplayer and the companion app. The Uplay pass will now be a free download for AC 4; users who had purchased the Uplay pass for the game have been advised to contact Ubisoft customer support.