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UbiSoft Online Pass confirmed, priced
Posted: 16.07.2011 05:25 by Comments: 6
Ubisoft has confirmed that it will be utilizing its own online pass system to combat used game sales just as Electronic Arts and others have. The pass will cost $9.99 for US gamers to play online multiplayer with previously owned games.

The first game to use what the company is calling UPlay Passport will be Driver: San Francisco. In order for players to enjoy online multiplayer, the system will ask players to enter a code included with all new retail versions of the game in order to access the title's multiplayer modes. If the code is ineligible, the player will have to purchase a new Uplay Passport code from Xbox Live Marketplace or PlayStation Store.

Ubisoft stated that the system will be used for "many of Ubisoft's popular core games". No price for regions outside the US has been given yet.

Driver: San Francisco will be released in NA on August 30, and in Europe September 2.
Source: Eurogamer
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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jul 16, 2011
SirRoderick
Seeing as how normally you can't play used games online at all, this isn't so bad really.
By VHugoSama (SI Core) on Jul 16, 2011
VHugoSama
Indeed!
By neilmike (SI Core) on Jul 16, 2011
neilmike
i thought so, Maybe 'cos the company are not making any profit from the second hand game sales so this is the only way i guess...

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By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Jul 16, 2011
PowerJack
Don't really care, I rarely play online.
By neilmike (SI Core) on Jul 16, 2011
neilmike
ha ha damn right...me too !!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Jul 18, 2011
herodotus
Seems fair. Online content should not be gained freely from a service or publisher when no payment has been received by them for the purchase of the second-hand games. Unpopular it might be, but makes ethical business sense.