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White Knight Chronicles 2 Requires Online Pass, Restricted to One PSN Account

White Knight Chronicles 2, the latest exclusive role-playing game for the PlayStation 3, requires North American players to redeem an online pass to use the game’s biggest features.

The online pass in White Knight Chronicles 2 is called the “GeoNet License.” Without the online pass the game is only playable offline. Players can’t join the GeoNet online world, where up to six players can complete quests together.

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Kon_Artist 1741d ago

ok? whats the problem with this?

Ocelot5251741d ago

One PSN Account, this means other family members can't use it. It also disables second hand sales, which is a fundamental aspect of free market.

Kurisu1741d ago

This is old news. The pass comes with all NEW copies of the game. If you buy it second hand then the pass is available (at a price) to download from the PS Store.

Kon_Artist 1740d ago

other family members can play it on your account. if they dont like it. buy a pass lol. this is made to slow down used game sales

FACTUAL evidence1737d ago

You know, I was one of the moots who thought online passes would be a great idea so devs could get more "sales". Then I realized that devs already get the money from the stores where the games are shipped...Not only that but what made me really hate online pass was that one day, my sis's boyfriend let me hold the new mortal kombat and I needed an online pass....I was only holding the game for a bit, and I couldn't even test out the online unless I payed 10$. SO yeah online passes are trash.

Disccordia1740d ago

Just buy the European version. It's been out for months so should be cheaper and doesn't have the online pass

ShannonKasull1740d ago

Doesn't it? The article says it does though (EU,JP Both requires online pass)

Quagmire1741d ago (Edited 1741d ago )

Well, that sucks. Why are the customers being punished for the industy's fight against the pre-owned market, it seems unfair for gamers tbh.

TheHater1741d ago

because "gamer's" are the reason why there is a pre-owned market.

Quagmire1741d ago

Well, what do publishers expect us to do, keep every single game we buy? Hell no, crap games we sell, or even some better ones if we are strapped for cash.

sashimi1741d ago (Edited 1741d ago )

If you don't like the way they do things just don't buy their games plain an simple(applies to all games with online passes). Either way they won't be seeing any of your money anyway if you don't buy new unless theres an online pass.

TheClown1741d ago

I bought WKC but I'm not buying WKC2 because of this online pass garbage. I don't support it at all even if I get the pass when I buy the game new. I'll just wait for WKC3 as it will likely include a remastered version of WKC2 in it anyways. Hopefully by that time they'll realize why online passes are stupid.

hkgamer1741d ago

@TheClown

Hope you are saying what you mean, its great to stand up to what you think. However one person won't make a difference.

However you do have to remember that its not just buying second hand... People renting games affect everything

TheHater1741d ago

I got this game last week....already 70 hours in :)

sashimi1741d ago (Edited 1741d ago )

Not a big deal if you buy new... Which i plan to since i want to support the developers who make the games i enjoy or else there wouldn't be anymore games. If ya can't afford new games wait until a price drop, its not like theres a shortage of games to play >.>

used games = no profit for developers so ya-_-

colonel1791741d ago

It is not a big deal if you buy the game new. I do that, but I own my PS3 for myself. I have a friend who shares the PS3 between him and is brother. They both have their own PSN Account. So one of them would have to pay for the online pass to play it.

Another downside is that if I go to a friend's house, we won't be able to play online from his PS3 with his account. Also, what about games such as Ratchet & Clank: all 4 One which uses multiple logins. Will my friends have to pay the online pass in order to be able to play with me? I think that is a big problem

nefertis1741d ago

Why petition this? all thats doing is making D3 not want too invest in translating for future title. The online is free, u can even do quest thats online and play offline this game is full of content. We are so spoil me.

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