SSX ships with an online pass, that’s no surprise, what is a surprise though, is that it might not be as bad as you think.
As detailed by GameInformer, anyone purchasing the game, new or used, will be able to access the Explore and Global Events multiplayer modes, with the only catch being that any in-game credits earned will be withheld until an online pass code is activated.
“In SSX, players without an Online Pass are able to compete and play in both of SSX’s online game modes, Explore and Global Events with no restrictions,” explained an EA spokesperson to the site.
“In Global Events, the top finishers from each event are awarded with in-game credits. These in-game credits earned during play will not be awarded to the player if they do not have an Online Pass; these credits will be stored so that at any time, if a player redeems an Online Pass code, all the credits that they had previously earned in Global Events will be immediately awarded to them.”
Credits can be used to buy upgrades for your character and take part in special events.
SSX is due to launch on March 2 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. You can pre-order your copy here (PS3) and here (Xbox 360).