Ubisoft has announced that it will implement a new online pass system called “Uplay Passport”. The pass will be similar to other such online passes from companies such as Codemasters, EA, THQ and Sony.
But what does this Uplay Passport business mean? Nothing much really. When you buy a new game, you’ll be given a pass to enter in-game which will allow you to access the online segment of the title. If, on the other hand, you buy your games used and want to dive into online play, you will have to purchase a Uplay Passport which, according to Kotaku, will cost $10 to buy separately.
The first game to utilise the Uplay Passport will be Driver: San Francisco which will be available on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Mac, PC, Wii and 3DS in North America on August 30th and in Europe on September 2nd.