Report – Ubisoft to introduce Uplay Passport with Driver

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 14 July 2011 21:18 GMT

Ubisoft will implement its own version of the online pass system when Driver: San Francisco is released called Uplay Passport, according to a report on Gamerzines.

Uplay Passport works like other online pass systems by only allowing those who purchase new copies of Ubisoft games to play online multiplayer free of charge.

Players can also purchase a Uplay Passport code from Xbox Live Marketplace or PlayStation Store, but the price has yet to be announced.

Uplay Passport could also make its way into other Ubisoft published titles.

According to a statement given to GZ, AC: Revelation’s lead game designer, Alexandre Breault, said he was “not aware” of the initiative.

Ubisoft CFO Alain Martinez told investors back in May 2010 the company was “looking very carefully at what is being done by EA regarding what we call the $10 solution,” stating the firm would “probably follow that line at sometime in the future.”

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