Ubisoft has cancelled its online pass program for Driver: San Francisco.
According to Xbox LIVE Support, Uplay Passport codes were printed incorrectly. The code ships with all first-hand copies of the game and unlocks the game’s online features. Those buying the game second-hand would have had to buy a new code for a nominal fee.
Such online passes are becoming increasingly popular among publishers as they incentivise first-hand sales and allow publishers to make a small profit on second-hand sales.
With the abolition of Uplay in Driver: San Francisco, Ubisoft suggests users take the following steps to access the game’s online features:
“When you begin Driver: San Francisco, you are prompted with the Uplay Passport menu.
The menu has 4 options: "Purchase Uplay Passport," "Activate my Uplay Passport," "Start my 2-Day Free Trial," or "Remind Me Later".
"There are two ways to access these online features:
“1. Select Start My 2-Day Free Trial, which will not expire, OR
“2. Select Purchase Uplay Passport, which will be provided at no charge.
"Either option will unlock the 11 multiplayer modes and the Film Director feature on console titles with Uplay Passport.”