EA Will Not Reinstate Online Pass Requirement

by David Sanchez June 21, 2013 @ 10:07 am

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Back in May, EA announced that it was ceasing its online pass requirement for online multiplayer functionality in its games. Following Microsoft’s latest announcement that several changes were coming to its DRM and used games policies a couple of days  ago, EA has confirmed that its online pass discontinuation still stands.

“[There is] no change to our decision to discontinue Online Pass,” said EA’s John Reseburg in a statement to Polygon. “It is dead. As we said a few weeks ago, none of our new EA titles will include online pass, and we are removing it from existing games, as well. Nothing else on today’s news, but did want to be clear that our online pass decision was based on player feedback, and there’s no change.”

Well, that’s certainly great to know. Online passes are not only stupid, but they’re also pretty gross. It’s good to know that EA will no longer be requiring this rather ridiculous requirement as far as online gaming is concerned. Here’s hoping it stays that way.

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