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Driver: San Francisco Multiplayer Access To Remain Free Forever

Posted on September 2, 2011 AT 12:00am

THE BUZZ: Ubisoft has revealed that the waving of its online pass fee is now permanent and worldwide.

Starting with Driver Ubisoft games were supposed to ship with a one time use code to access online features, meaning that second hand buyers would be forced to pay.

However due to some incorrectly printed passports in copies of Driver Ubisoft has been forced to back track on this decision and has decided to wave the pass fee for all copies of the game worldwide. A spokesperson told CVG;

“We wanted to make you aware of an issue with copies of Driver: San Francisco, 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.”

“Although this problem does not affect players outside of North America, we have decided to mirror this offer to everyone in the world in order to be fair to all our players.”

EGM’s TAKE: It’s good to see that Ubisoft has quickly fixed its error however I don’t believe that going with an online pass feature in the first place was the right move for them.

Nick Baumfeld
Bio: Nick Baumfeld has been involved in the video game industry for a good 12 years. He has seen the industry from all view points and has a background in websites, website integration and social media. Nick pioneered the online video game rental business back in the day, moved forward into online video game trading and then moved viral with the well received Video Games Application on Facebook. Today, he has joined up with EGM founder Steve Harris to create something truly unique and special; EGMNOW, a community dedicated to all manner of gamers.

Gaming MO: Nick is a first person shooter type of gamer and enjoys heated bouts of Halo with friends and family (even while being schooled by his children).

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