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Ubisoft finally scraps the Uplay pass scheme

November 4th, 2013 by Stuart Miller Comments

U now no longer have to pay for Uplay

Ubisoft have announced that it has scrapped it’s Uplay pass scheme for all future titles starting with the just released Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag.

Communications manager Gary Steinman broke the news in a statement saying: “The Uplay Passport programme was initiated as a means of giving customers full access and support for online multi-player and features, along with exclusive content, bonuses and rewards.”

He went on to say: “However, games today are blurring the line between offline and online, between what is ‘single player’ and what is ‘multi-player’.

“Based on that and on the feedback we received from you, we recognised 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.”

The decision comes after players of Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag were unhappy after certain features that were in the previous game were no longer available to everybody unless you had the Uplay pass.

People can now download the pass for free via the Xbox Live markeplace or the Playstation Store and anybody who purchased one have been told to contact Ubisofr for a refund.



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Stuart is co-founder and one of the hosts of the Monday movie show. Ever since the age of two he's been a huge movie fan, especially horror films since one of the first films he ever watched was Poltergeist, yes at age two. Since then he can't stop watching films and over the years it has become a bit of an obsession, but it's not just films that he has a passion for; he's also a huge videogame fanatic and has also been known for belting out the odd tune or two. For more on what Stuart does visit