Ubisoft has announced to cancel the 'Uplay Passport' initiative and remove the restrictions on borrowed or second-hand copies of its games.
The publisher has also lifted applicable restrictions in Assassin's Creed IV, which made headlines earlier this week for placing a core single-player mechanic behind a paywall.
"Uplay Passport will not be a part of any future Ubisoft games," confirmed the publisher in a statement today.
"The Uplay Passport program was initiated as a means of giving customers full access and support for online multiplayer and features, along with exclusive content, bonuses and rewards," it added.
"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."