Used games: I love them. You love them. Do you know who doesn't love them? You guessed it, developers and publishers who don't see one red cent of that second-hand sale.
Following in the footsteps of the litany of others who came before them, Ubisoft has announced that they will be adopting their own version of an "online pass" with the Uplay Passport, which will premier with their upcoming Driver: San Francisco
, and (according to the press release) "will be included in many of Ubisoft's popular core games." (Hello, Assassin's Creed
The press release from Ubisoft claims that the Uplay Passport will enhance the game for those who purchase the game new:
In each new copy of a Uplay Passport-enhanced game will be a one-time use registration code that, when redeemed, provides access to Uplay Passport content and features. The code can be found on the insert card inside the game box. Gamers can identify Uplay Passport-enhanced games by looking for the logo on the back of the box.
For those who prefer to pick up their games on the second-hand/used market, the Uplay Passport will run you a cool $9.99 (or 800 MSP, if you're into that).