Ubisoft details online pass scheme

Second-hand buyers will have to pay to access "core" games' online features

Ubisoft has confirmed reports that it's to launch its own online pass later this year, beginning with the release of Driver: San Francisco.


Copies of the publisher's "popular core games" will ship with a one-time code - dubbed Uplay Passport - required to access "bonus content, exclusive offers, and online multiplayer play", the company said in a statement.

To access online play and related content, second-hand game buyers will need to purchase a Uplay Passport on the PlayStation Store for $9.99 (no UK pricing announced yet) or Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points (about £6.85).

Ubisoft is the latest publisher to jump on the online pass bandwagon, following similar initiatives introduced by the likes of EA, THQ and most recently Sony.