Tag Archives: online pass
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 13:18 BST
EA, one of the most enthusiastic early adopters of the online pass system, has elected to abandon the scheme.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 | 10:54 GMT
Crystal Dynamics has confirmed a Tomb Raider demo isn’t on the cards, nor is the inclusion of a Season or Online Pass when the full game hits.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 | 02:00 GMT
Team Ninja believes it has remedied issues with redeeming Ninja Gaiden 3′s online pass.
Wed, Mar 07, 2012 | 01:06 GMT
Tecmo Koei has confirmed Ninja Gaiden 3 will require an online pass for multiplayer.
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 | 05:47 GMT
EA Sports has taken an unusual stance with its Online Pass for SSX, letting you participate in multiplayer events – but not receive rewards for doing so.
Fri, Jan 27, 2012 | 19:50 GMT
Despite being a single-player game, EA has tossed an online pass code into the packaging of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. According to the insert included with review copies of the game, players are locked out of seven faction quests in the RPG called the “House of Valor” until they enter the code included with the title. While it hasn’t been confirmed as of yet, if Reckoning follows similar releases from EA, the quests will be available for purchase to those who buy the game used sometime after its released next month. Thanks, Destructoid.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 | 21:43 GMT
It looks as though Twisted Metal may include an online pass when released next month after all, according to a report on The Gamers Hub (via Joystiq). When the site asked the game’s QA lead Justin Trease during a hands-on demo at CES if the game would include an online pass of some sort, he replied “yes,” without providing details. However, if it includes one, it will likely be similar to other online passes, meaning you will have to buy the game new in order to get a code to play online. Eat Sleep Play’s David Jaffe said in December he would “prefer” the game not to include an online pass, but said ultimately, it wasn’t his “call” but Sony’s.
Twisted Metal has officially gone gold, and will be released February 14 in the US and February 17 in the UK.
Wed, Jan 11, 2012 | 21:21 GMT
A couple of UK retailers have said they’d accept a revenue-sharing scheme for pre-owned games, if online pass systems are given the flick.
Sat, Dec 03, 2011 | 18:52 GMT
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 | 02:03 BST
New purchases of Batman: Arkham City will include a one-use code enabling access to playable Catwoman content.
Thu, Oct 13, 2011 | 23:31 BST
A DICE staffer has revealed that Battlefield 3 will indeed use an Online Pass system.
Mon, Aug 01, 2011 | 18:13 BST
Wed, Jul 06, 2011 | 07:31 BST
An unverified pack shot image has surfaced suggesting Resistance 3 multiplayer will require a online pass.
Tue, Apr 19, 2011 | 15:31 BST
NetherRealm Studios head and Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon has said that use of the online pass system is right for all games, including his gory fight franchise.
Wed, Mar 09, 2011 | 21:54 GMT
Homefront’s online pass will set owners of a second-hand copy of the game back £6.29.
Mon, Mar 07, 2011 | 18:06 GMT
Crytek confirmed in a statement today that, as previously rumoured, Crysis 2 won’t include EA’s Online Pass system.
Tue, Mar 01, 2011 | 15:59 GMT
EA is waiting for Crytek to comment on a report that Crysis 2 is set to skip EA’s Online Pass program when it releases near the end of the month.
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 | 18:22 BST
Take-Two CEO Ben Feder told attendees at the G7 Think Equity conference last week the used game market is “interesting” and something developers should take part in.
Thu, Sep 16, 2010 | 21:50 BST
EA’s chief financial officer, Eric Brown, has said so far there hasn’t been any “significant” backlash directed at the company since it implemented its Online Pass system.
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 | 17:09 BST
Peter Moore has said EA decided to implement Online Pass due to the rising cost of its online infrastructure, and in order to provide better service to its customers.