Ubisoft has confirmed Uplay Passport, its version of "online pass" or "Project Ten Dollar." The Uplay Passport, which will be implemented for the first time in Driver: San Francisco, is the standard multiplayer pass that will restrict online play to those who have redeemed a code in new copies of the game or purchased a code from the Xbox Marketplace or PSN. A new Uplay Passport, for those who pick up the game used, will cost $9.99.

Ubisoft mentioned it was looking into implementing the feature last year after EA's success. Driver will be the test drive, but don't expect it to be a revelation if the next Assassin's Creed has it too.
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UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES UPLAY PASSPORT

Uplay Passport to Offer Access to Online Features and Exclusive Content

SAN FRANCISCO – July 15, 2011 – Today, Ubisoft revealed Uplay Passport, a new program designed to provide players with access to bonus content, exclusive offers, and online multiplayer play. Uplay Passport is an adjunct to Uplay, an in-game service that offers gamers extra value, including a bevy of rewards and community features, just for playing Ubisoft games. The Uplay Passport program will begin in the coming months and will be included in many of Ubisoft's popular core games.

In each new copy of a Uplay Passport-enhanced game will be a one-time use registration code that, when redeemed, provides access to Uplay Passport content and features. The code can be found on the insert card inside the game box. Gamers can identify Uplay Passport-enhanced games by looking for the logo on the back of the box.

Customers who've acquired a pre-owned game can purchase a new Uplay Passport online for $9.99 and automatically unlock the game's online content and features. Starting with the upcoming DRIVER® San Francisco release, games featuring the new Uplay Passport will offer gamers exclusive bonus content plus access to online features.


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© 2011 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Driver, the Uplay logo, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or in other countries.
DRIVER San Francisco will be released in the US on August 30, 2011 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC and Mac.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.