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EA not reinstating Online Pass

EA will not change its stance for Online Passes now that Microsoft has decided to drop DRM from Xbox One.

“[There is] no change to our decision to discontinue Online Pass. It is dead,” senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg told Polygon in response to Microsoft’s policy reversal.

“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.”

EA dropped its online pass scheme in late May and when Microsoft announced details of its DRM soon after, many people put one and one together. It seems though that EA was as surprised as anyone when Microsoft announced DRM for its machine, so EA's stance will remain the same now that DRM is gone.

Of course many people are still wondering what EA will have in place of Online Passes, although we'll need to wait and see.

Edited On 20 Jun, 2013

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Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
I'm waiting with anticipation
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
DRM is just a firmware patch, for both consoles, EA really wanted to do what they do best they will activate the patch. However I think they may have learnt from SimCity.
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iMerle iDixon 4 years ago
So that's EA and sony that have said they won't be using online passes, has anyone else said so? What about Unisoft they're pass happy, and I think that's it.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
ubisoft only have Uplay, am I right? But yeah, EA'll still get flack for this as 'THEYMUSTBEDOINGSOMETHINGOMGZ'

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