Publisher scrapping scheme from existing games as well as new releases
Publisher EA has removed all Online Passes from existing games.
Eurogamer reports that titles that had previously required the purchase or activation of an Online Pass to access either additional content or online multiplayer are now free of such restrictions.
Titles that until now prompted users to enter a code will no longer do so and those who previously locked content behind pay barriers will now offer users the chance to download the content for free.
"As we discontinue Online Pass for our new EA titles, we are also in the process of eliminating it from all our existing EA titles as well," a spokesperson stated. "We heard the feedback from players and decided to do away with Online Pass altogether.
"Players will see it first with some EA Sports titles, where a prompt to enter an Online Pass code will no longer appear in-game; with other titles we are simply making Online Passes available free of charge online.
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