An EA executive has confirmed that the publisher is scrapping use of the Online Pass.
The passes which came with most EA games, required users to enter a one-time code to access online service, however they have now been scrapped due to negative user feedback, according to EA senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg.
"Yes we're discontinuing Online Pass," Reseburg told GamesBeat. "None of our new titles will include that feature.
"We Initially launched [the pass] as an effort to package a full menu of online content and services, many players didn't respond to the format," Reseburg continued. "We've listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it moving forward."
What do you think of this move? Are you pleased? It'll no doubt please certain retailers who make a huge profit out of second hand games.