Crytek confirmed in a statement today that, as previously rumoured, Crysis 2 won’t include EA’s Online Pass system.
“All we can say/confirm is that we aren’t using Online Pass for Crysis 2,” a rep told CVG.
The news was initially reported by Gamertag Radio, who said that Crytek chose instead not to be a “testbed”: the system was offered to the developer early on in its development.
The site said last week that the German developer wasn’t looking “to put a wall up to keep people away from the multiplayer.”
Online Pass is a system EA uses to make buyers of secondhand games pay an extra fee for online services.