The Assassin’s Creed 4 Uplay Passport will now be free to anyone with internet access.
That sound you just heard was millions of Assassin’s Creed fans crying for joy, knowing that their pirate escapades will finally be open to all, even owners of used copies.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Assassin’s Creed 4 was shipped with an online pass code which reminded gamers of Microsoft’s eventual plans for Xbox One used games. After cries of outrage over the need to pay extra for an online pass to access some of the more interesting features, Ubisoft listened. There is no longer a price attached to the Assassin’s Creed 4 Uplay Passport, so those who swore off ever buying another Ubisoft game might just change their minds.
Pirating is once again free. No, we’re not telling you to download an illegal copy. What we meant is that once you buy the game, everything in it will be available to play.
You can now take over other ships, access the mobile app, and play multiplayer; all without having to spend anything extra.
Of course, if you’re running an Xbox 360 or Xbox One version, you’ll still need to spring for Xbox Live Gold, but Ubisoft has done their part.
In addition to making the Assassin’s Creed 4 Uplay Passport free for the game’s fans, Ubisoft has decided to cancel all plans to include it in future titles.
The official statement from Ubisoft is as follows:
“In Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, ‘Edward’s Fleet’ is an innovative online single player feature that allows players to interact with multiple players on consoles or via the game’s companion app. Every new copy of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag includes the Uplay Passport code needed to unlock this online feature. However, we listen to our community and understand that there are concerns over some players’ ability to access this feature, so we have decided to eliminate the cost of the Uplay Passport for Black Flag. This ensures that everyone will be able to use the companion app, Edward’s Fleet, online multiplayer and available bonus content at no additional cost.
“Gamers currently without a Uplay Passport for Black Flag will be able to download one for free from Xbox Live or PlayStation Network. For those who have already purchased Uplay Passport for Black Flag, please contact your regional Ubisoft support.
“What’s more, Uplay Passport will not be a part of any future Ubisoft games.”
It appears Ubisoft listened to its gamers, and Assassin’s Creed 4‘s Uplay Passport is now be free and will never be used again.