EA waits for Crytek comment on Crysis 2 Online Pass status

By Johnny Cullen, Tuesday, 1 March 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.

Gamertag Radio claims that a Crytek developer confirmed the shooter would not include the system, saying that Crytek chose instead not to be a “testbed”: the system was offered to the developer early on in its development.

The site also claims that the German developer wasn’t looking “to put a wall up to keep people away from the multiplayer.”

EA has included the Online Pass system in all of its titles, including fellow EA Partners title Bulletstorm from Epic-owned People Can Fly.

EA hasn’t commented on the matter yet, but has told VG247 that it’s waiting for an official comment from Crytek.

Online Pass is a system EA uses to make buyers of secondhand games pay an extra fee for online services.

Crysis 2 releases on March 22 in the US and March 25 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC. Multiplayer demos for PC and 360 launched today, with a PS3 version coming soon.

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