Submitted by no_more_heroes 889d ago | news

EA: No change to discontinued Online Pass policy after Xbox One, PS4 announcements

"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," Reseburg said. "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, Industry, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

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Saints94  +   889d ago
Mr Tretton  +   889d ago
Next up, Titanfall for PS4.
hellvaguy  +   888d ago
Wishfully thinking. Cant blame a fella for that.
rajman  +   889d ago
Good, and it better stay that way
HammadTheBeast  +   889d ago
I like your channel bro. Been subscribed for a while now. Good stuff there.
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One4U  +   889d ago
yeah same here ! keep it up
Astargatis  +   889d ago
Something is hidden...
M-M  +   889d ago
That's exactly what I'm thinking. The last time they said it was gone, they announced that their new partner Microsoft was building the foundation for DRM. Now hat it's gone, they made this announcement again. Somethings up lol.
Kryptix  +   889d ago
At first I thought EA were removing online passes because of Microsoft's choice on adding DRM to the Xbox One. Now seeing all this happen, it could be something more sinister. Either they're staying away from being voted the worst company again or instead of locking multiplayer, they could be locking on disc code like extra costumes or side missions for the people buying it used. I just want to say, if you want gamers buying your games new, you need to show respect and some type of appreciation in return. Instead of treating gamers as a number on a statistics/sales chart....
310dodo  +   889d ago
EA hopefully has seen the power of Gamers speaking out against bullshit policies!!!

No more online pass...

One person paid $65 to buy it new
and Gamestop slangs it for $40 to the next guy
after offering $12 store credit for the trade

Multiplayer is a right (if its included on the disc)
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ginsunuva  +   889d ago
Multiplayer is a right?
Oh wait I forgot my basic government:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Multiplayer."

Duh! Silly me.
310dodo  +   889d ago
As a graduate of Poli Sci 1 & 2
are you challenging me to a Politics show down?
hellvaguy  +   888d ago
You really just had to pay a slight amount of attention in junior hig to know that level of politics. Graduate of poli sci wouldn't be needed. : P
SpinalRemains  +   889d ago
Gaming is back to where it belongs.

For the most part anyway.
We were a hair away from catastrophe.
Typical-Guy  +   889d ago
Yeah sure EA like I'm gonna believe that..
ApolloTheBoss  +   889d ago
Yep. Something doesn't smell right.
Typical-Guy  +   889d ago
I guess they'll have a serial number with each game and connect it with Origin... voila !
Baka-akaB  +   889d ago
Didnt expect a change , EA is trying to buy itself a new reputation
gamertk421  +   889d ago
Maybe things are different with PeteMo running the show.
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Ray186  +   889d ago
The saw which way the wind was blowing, and right now every executive just wants to keep their job. Gamers reactions to DRM were unexpected and unprecedented.
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Dagobert  +   889d ago
Ehh the only good games EA has is Alice, FIFA and Mirror's Edge. Besides that it's still a shit company.
r21  +   889d ago
Awesome :D
Unless...they have something more sinister in their pockets D:
Soldierone  +   889d ago
I can't be the only one scared of this....

When they first got rid of it, I said "whats the catch." Microsoft came out and said "No used titles"

Now Microsoft backed down, even after they said they wouldn't, but still have some hints of a few catches. So whats the catch? Where did MS go "lets just do it" FOR NOW, just to get some sales. Just because its gone now, doesn't mean its gone forever. They already tried once, they will try again.
Baka-akaB  +   889d ago
the catch is they are afraid and can't risk ruining further more their reputation .

Granted they have the sports "junkies" (dont fret i'm one too) in their palm , in most cases and with a dire lack of alternatives , but for other genres ? not so much .

People hate them and most of their new ips dont sell . they managed to make Activision looking good .

They can't be seen so soon as yet again screwing with consumers freedom
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A2X_  +   889d ago
I think this is why they killed online passes : MICRO-TRANSACTIONS.

Think about it, online passes only prevent second hand owners from accessing the multiplayer, thus preventing potential dlc sales.

They probably made their maths and realised microtransactions are the best way to milk us out & decided onlines passes aren't worth it anymore.

Just look at how EA games have been riddled with micro-transactions recentely. Only my opinion.
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MasterD919  +   889d ago
The average EA game is bloated with dlc schwag. They are making that money back either way.

Nobody was in favor of online passes. It was a desperate attempt to do things pre-DRM. And DRM has failed outright.

Screw the mentality that you should ever be limited when you purchase a game. I don't understand where they get off coming up with these absurd policies in the first place.
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thugnastymd  +   889d ago
EA is Luthor Corp
uncharted56  +   889d ago
Yeah you got screwed EA by us the consumers, SONY and now MS. We the people!

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