Good news for those that hate having to redeem an online pass to access additional content for a game they just bought as Ubisoft said they are phasing out online passes effectively immediately. Starting with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, the Uplay Passport offering will be a free download to everyone with the game.

This will allow gamers to access online features without adding in any additional code or having to purchase anything should you buy the game secondhand.

This is fantastic news! Now, just get rid of Uplay itself and make everyone really happy.