More and more games these days are locking out certain content and online multiplayer access to those that buy used games and don’t purchase a $10 digital Online Pass. Electronic Art’s upcoming SSX reboot will be employing said Online Pass, but you actually won’t need one in order to play online.
In a statement given to Game Informer, EA said that while new copies of their snowboarding game will include an Online Pass, you’ll still be able to play SSX’s Explore and Global Events’ online game modes without one. The catch? You won’t be awarded with in-game credits from Global Events; instead, they’ll be stored away. When you buy an Online Pass, though, you’ll be rewarded with all of your accrued credits, which, according to GI, lets you unlock more character gear.