Ubisoft Announces Uplay Passport, Will Charge You to Play Used Games Online

July 15, 2011 Written by Cameron Teague

Last week we brought you the news that Sony was joining publishers like EA and would be bringing out an online pass that required gamers to pay money to play used games online. Now, Ubisoft have announced that they will be joining the growing list of publishers that are going down this route.

The publisher will be introducing a system called Uplay Passport with the release of Driver: San Francisco later this year. With this system, first-time buyers of a Ubisoft published game will have access to online features and exclusive content through a one-time code. People who buy the game used will then need to pay $9.99 for a code before they can play online.

Gamers can identify Uplay Passport-enhanced games by looking for the logo on the back of the box, and the games will include extra content along with online gameplay.

The online pass is becoming increasingly popular for publishers who want to tap into the lucrative used games market, but do you think that they should be allowed to charge gamers for the right to play online? Share your thoughts in the comments below.