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Submitted by bunt-custardly 470d ago | opinion piece

EA ditches online passes - good news or shorter games?

With online passes becoming a thing of the past for EA, will they simply make shorter games and yield more returns from digital content. (Battlefield 3, EA, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

RuleofOne343  +   470d ago
Well if that's gone so are micrtranactions the new pass buy in cause am ready for it.
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Xof  +   470d ago
Is it even possible for EA to start making shorter games? The average length is, what, 4 hours these days?
Erudito87  +   470d ago
name some ea games that were really that short and didnt have awesome online
The_KELRaTH  +   470d ago
I think this has more to do with European law that allows the gamer to sell his games whether boxed or digital as with these online passes you cannot sell your game complete (as entitled).

I'm quite sure EA already has an even more frustrating and gamer costly solution ready.
Pintheshadows  +   470d ago
I worry this is a gateway to something far worse like DRM on all of their titles.
Swiftfox  +   470d ago
I have a feeling EA's new answer is Origin. Rumors surrounding the new Xbox has the system downloading the game from the disc to the console. If there is an I.D tag on the information, Origin can check to see if it is on another console and prevent you from logging on and playing the game. They may even remove the ability to play any element of the game unless you're signed into Origin.

Mind you, the information about the new Xbox is still a rumor, and this is me simply theorizing an EA alternative to the online pass with given rumors. The point is nothing is really beyond EA.
extermin8or  +   470d ago
If the rumours about the new expox having some system like steam does, with it needing game codes put in but then you can download them if you wish etc is true then that seems likely why this would go- i suspect Sony may have a similar system but optional for devs/publishers to use if they so wish :p but whatever is going on they must be replacing it...
zerocrossing  +   470d ago
It's EA, they're bound to replace it with something worse.
SKUD  +   470d ago
True, got to keep those invesrtors happy.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   470d ago
We're not out of the woods yet, this is EA after all. Its gonna take more than that for them to be considered a credible publisher again.
TH3KARMACHARGER  +   470d ago
Whoa there pal, don't hurt yourself jumping to those conclusions!!!
Neko_Mega  +   470d ago
What they should do is if you buy the game new, you get a code and for those that brought it new an redeem the code. They get dlc free or at least half off.

I like how MW3 you became a Elite member and you got all the dlc for free. I would like more games to do something like that more but only if you brought the game new. Not as a added cost.
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Skynetone  +   470d ago
my guess is ea had to hire more staff to answer phone calls, a couple of 20,000 a year staff, probably whipped out there profit

ea have something else in mind

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