Codemasters drops online pass for F1 2013

Wednesday, 31st July 2013 16:18 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Codemasters has announced F1 2013 won’t contain an online pass.

The developer didn’t state whether it would be dropping online passes entirely.

“We recently reviewed the VIP Pass activation system and took the decision not to include it in either F1 2013 and F1 2013: Classic Edition,” a Codemasters spokesperson told MCV.

“Players will not be required to activate multiplayer functionality via a VIP Pass code and we have no plans to replace the pass with an alternative paid-for activation system in the game when it launches this October.”

Codemasters started using online passes back in 2011.

Both versions of F1 2013 will be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in October.



  1. actuallyisnotafox

    appreciate it codemasters ^-^

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Darksider123

    Good thing, this felt like cancer the minute EA forced it in the market. Haven’t a bought a single EA-title since then, and have still not changed my mind.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Something that may have been over looked when suits started drooling over “passes” is that the result is a less then could be active online community. Meaning that while some gamers will buy used and play online, when they do that it creates a larger/better community of players online for those that bought the game new/full price.

    That is why free2play works for a lot of games. If, for example, Rift was only subscription – those that paid money would have a much smaller pool of players. the game wouldn’t feel as alive. However by allowing free players(even if they don’t drop one red cent) to play, it expands the community and will keep the paying players engaged.

    Games don’t need to squeeze everyone that plays for every last drop. esp if that results in less people playing. Ends up cutting off your nose to spite your face.

    Online passes/season passes/paywalls need to go. They are old and outdated. And, I believe part of the problem.

    #3 1 year ago

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