Sony confirms “network pass program” PSN Pass for PS3

Wednesday, 6 July 2011 18:44 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Sony’s confirmed to VG247 that it’ll introduce PSN Pass, a “network pass program,” beginning with the release of Resistance 3.

It comes after Pass was spotted overnight on a hardware bundle packaging for the Insomniac shooter. Sony says that the program will “accelerate” its commitment to enhancing premium online services” in its first-party line-up.

The program is akin to that of EA’s Project Ten Dollar, as well as other publisher initiatives. You merely enter a code you get with the game to get access to the full multiplayer service.

Sony is keen to stress the new program is “game-specific.”

“We are always evaluating new programs for our online offering, and starting with Resistance 3 this September, we will be instituting a network pass program for PS3 games with online capabilities,” a SCEE statement reads.

“This program will be game-specific. Games that are a part of this program will include a single-use registration code that grants the account holder redeeming the code full online access for that title.

“This is an important initiative as it allows us to accelerate our commitment to enhancing premium online services across our first party game portfolio.”

It’s not the first time Sony has done something like. It did something similar with the PSP releases of SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3 and ModNation Racers.

Resistance 3 launches on September 6 in the US and September 9 in the UK for PS3.