Large publishers aren't typically known for their generosity towards the consumer. Ubisoft in particular has regularly come under fire for its intrusive DRM systems on PC along with its adoption of the Uplay Passport system for Driver San Francisco and future titles.

As such, it may come as a surprise to learn that the publisher is shortly to give away a bunch of multiplayer content away for free. On September 15, 12 new routes for all online modes will be made available for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game -- no mention was made of the PC or Wii versions. Then at a rate of one per week for the following 10 weeks, 10 more free routes will be made available to players on the same platforms.

Alongside the free multiplayer content, Ubisoft is also launching the Driver Club community site. This service allows players to check stats, showcase film director clips, watch and rate friends' clips and follow friends' activities using a social feed. Players should be able to sign in to Driver Club from today using a Uplay account. Check it out here.

Driver San Francisco is something of a return to form for a series which has fallen from grace somewhat in recent years. Check out Julian's review to find out more.

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