Ubisoft confirms online pass plans
Ubisoft has confirmed reports that it’s to jump on the online pass bandwagon later this year, joining major publishers like Sony, THQ and EA in restricting online access to its games to those who buy new boxed copies or a one-time use registration code.
Set to be bundled with new copies of "core" Ubisoft games beginning with Driver: San Francisco later this year, the Uplay Passport will offer “access to online features and exclusive content”.
Customers who buy second-hand copies of games will be able to purchase a Uplay Passport online for $9.99, VG247 reports.
Ubisoft said the Uplay Passport scheme will tie in with the company’s wider Uplay initiative, a cross-platform in-game service combining rewards, a store and community features which launched in 2009 alongside Assassin's Creed II and remains in beta.