Get used to these online pass things, gamers; I think they're here to stay. Ubisoft today announced Uplay Passport, a pass that will keep you from online play unless you redeem the code. Here's how Ubisoft describes their new "service:"
"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 Passport will launch with Driver: San Franciscoo. If you want to give your game to a pal when you're done, your pal will have to pay $9.99 for a new code. Driver's multiplayer is pretty amazing, and definitely worth 10 bucks if you happen to acquire a used version of that game.
As for future Ubi games: Expect the Passport. The company says the Uplay Passport program will be included in "many of Ubisoft's popular core games."