There’s no denying gamers have been looking forward to the release of Ubisoft’s next chapter in the Assassin’s Creed saga with Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag for quite some time, and the game released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U just this past week. PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC owners will have to wait just a bit longer for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag to hit their gaming platform of choice. Thankfully, all versions of Assassin’s Creed 4 will no longer require Ubisoft’s online pass system, called Uplay Passport, which would allow any and all players to gain full access to the game.
In the past, online pass systems withheld certain parts of a game in order to make sure those who payed for a used copy of the game would pay extra in order to access those portions. Ubisoft used its Uplay Passport system to restrict access to parts of Assassin’s Creed 4’s single-player campaign, which caused quite a stir in the gaming community. Thankfully, with this week’s move to remove its Uplay Passport system from Assassin’s Creed 4, players can now journey through the world, as well as it’s multiplayer mode, without needing to enter an online pass code.
Hopefully this move will cause other publishers to do the same thing for their respective titles as a world without online pass systems is a world we’re sure all gamers would want to live in.