According to reports, copies of Driver: San Francisco didn't include the Uplay Passport, so now Ubisoft is giving one to everyone for free. The Uplay Passports allows players to access to the game's online multiplayer after their 48-hour trial period. Instead, the game was packaged with a code that unlocks DLC. D: SF is the first Ubisoft game to require a Uplay Passport.
According to Ubisoft, the missing code was due to a printing error.
"Due to a printing error on the insert of some copies of Driver: San Francisco in North America, Ubisoft has elected to provide the Driver Uplay Passport content for free," said Ubisoft in a statement. "Although this problem does not affect players outside of North America, we have decided to mirror this offer worldwide in order to be fair to all our players."
"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.
What I don't get is why Ubisoft was making people pay for multiplayer in the first place. What do you think?