Driver: San Francisco PC requires constant internet connection

Wednesday, 27th July 2011 13:29 GMT By Stace Harman

Want to play the PC version of Ubisoft’s upcoming title Driver: San Francisco? You’ll need to be permanently plugged into the grid to do so.

The news was confirmed via the Driver:SF Twitter feed whilst another Tweet specified that the console versions can be played offline and will require ‘Uplay’ to be activated just once to gain access to multiplayer and bonus features.

A ‘Uplay Passport’, Ubisoft’s version of EA’s Online Pass scheme, is included with every new version of the game but anyone buying a Uplay-enabled title second-hand will have to fork out £7.99 for PC and PS3 versions or 800 MS Points for 360 versions.

Aside from this news, Driver: San Francisco is shaping up rather well, as time with both the single-player and multiplayer modes indicate.

Driver: San Francisco launches for 360, PS3, PC and Mac on August 30 in the US, September 1 in Europe and September 2 in the UK.

A separate Wii version, with a different storyline and gameplay focus, is also is the works with more details being released at a later date.

Thanks, EG.



  1. Yoshi

    Then just like Conviction, you won’t be able to play online <3 :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    as shit as this is…i dont think anyone cares when it comes to this game.

    yea thought so

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Quasar

    ubifail one word for you
    piratebay (or private trackers)

    #3 3 years ago
  4. BULArmy

    The first time in my live I will destroy my principles of not buying the DRM infested Ubi games of recent, I just want that cargasm game…

    #4 3 years ago
  5. LOLshock94


    #5 3 years ago
  6. endgame

    ubi if u really want us to pirate the game than why not give it for free!? seriously!

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Bad move.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Talkar

    Didn’t they learn anything from AC2?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Lewis247

    Horrible move. Nobody likes this stupid ass scheme it’s like they want people to pirate the game.. why didn’t they learn from the back lash of assassins creed 2?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. triggerhappy

    ^ what he said… not that im interested in this game anyway, Tanner in a coma flying between cars?? C’mon man.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Maximum Payne

    @9 I thought they were because AC:Brotherhood didn’t have that.
    @10 Agree that is stupid.Its like they wanted to do Animus thing in every game :D

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Another game that does this is Final Fight Double Impact. You cannot play the game unless connected to the PSN/XBOX Live networks. So if they’re network EVER goes down, you’re fucked.

    Granted, in the example above the game itself is not a big deal by any means, it’s the concept that’s a big deal. If this is being done with bigger, future games, I am completely against it. I shouldn’t have to require an internet connection to play a game I pay for and own.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. hitnrun

    Again, the evil thing about these setups is that they take away the paying customer’s ownership of the game.

    The stupid thing, however, is that they don’t hinder piracy one bit. Zero, zilch, null. Driver: San Francisco will be available day 1 at your local torrent boutique, where it won’t require an internet connection.

    This leads to Unfortunate Implications. Specifically, if you’re interested in playing Driver: San Francisco, well…

    #13 3 years ago
  14. The_Red

    It’s really unfair how the PIRATES get cracked version that doesn’t require any net connection and get to enjoy the game anyway they want free of any DRM from day one while LEGIT customers are the ones that have to suffer an inferior version.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Tamo123

    Just canceled my pre-order. F**k you Ubisoft.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    I’m going to pirate the shit out of this game.

    Even though i could care less about racing games.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. arabassassin94

    seriously ubisoft you lost me at AC2 and just like EA it lost me to crysis maximum edition

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Gekidami

    Meh, whatever. Its the version of the game that’ll sell the less, and get pirated the most anyway, i dont see why they wouldnt do something like this.
    In the end it wont really cost them any customers (if that was the case for their other games, they would have stopped this), how many of the people moaning actually intended to buy the game at all, let alone on PC? …I’m gonna go ahead and guess its a very small fraction…

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Maximum Payne

    @17 What was wrong with Maximum edition ?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. arabassassin94

    @19 did you play it? Limited installs for crysis warhead and I upgrade my pc every 3 months and that means another install and crappy securom don’t you use the pc?

    #20 3 years ago

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