Ubisoft Abandons Online Pass Due to "Blurring Of Lines"
There weren't many fans of the online pass, anyway.
Ubisoft has confirmed that they're ditching their Uplay Passport program; the online pass will not be used in any of the publisher's future games.
Although the company says they created the online pass system to give customers "full access and support for online muliplayer and features," things are changing rapidly in the industry:
"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."
This is good news to me, because I didn't like hearing that the Uplay Passport would actually be necessary to access certain single-player elements. Ubisoft follows EA's lead, as EA abandoned their online pass program in May, and I doubt we'll hear a lot of people complaining about these disappearances. Let me just play my game, thanks.
10/31/2013 10:27:15 PM Ben Dutka