Two pieces of Driver: San Francisco
news have reached us today - some good news and some not so good news.
According to Joystiq
, copies of the game in the NTSC regions were packaged with UPlay Passports that were incorrectly printed. The passports included a code to access DLC, but not the code required to access the 11 multiplayer modes for more than the initial free 48 hour trial period.
Ubisoft have acknowledged the problem and have responded by offering the UPlay Passport content for free, for all regions. The official statement reads:
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 worldwide in order to be fair to all our players.
The instructions for redeeming the UPlay codes are included on the official Driver: San Francisco website
In a more favorable piece of Driver: San Francisco
related news, Ubisoft have announced that they will be releasing their first DLC for the title. The first DLC will be released free of charge, and will include 12 new routes for all online modes, plus a free route each week for the subsequent ten weeks. Not a bad deal at all considering the price.
The DLC will be released on September 15th, 2011.