Looks like the agitation found among Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag fans due to the Ubisoft’s Online Pass requirement has borne its fruit. The developer has come up with an announcement that they will be giving out the Uplay Passport free to anyone who doesn’t have it as far as Black Flag’s Fleet Management is concerned.
We have previously reported that the developer had locked down certain multiplayer as well as singe player content behind its online pass – something that most of the big names have ceased to practice.
A post on UbiBlog has confirmed that the cost of Uplay Passport has been eliminated for Black Flag users saying:
“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,” the post continues.
So there you go, problem solved. I wonder how it would have turned out for Ubisoft if they were not taking steps to mitigate the negativity that their policies could result in.
In Ubisoft’s words, “we (Ubisoft) 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.”
I am glad they were able to spot the blurred line between online and offline, single player and multiplayer. It’s time they start using better ways of treating with their loyal customers.
Does this mean that they will be saying goodbye to the feature for good?