EA: Online Pass staying dead after PS4 reveal, program's expiration not tied to Xbox One

"We're not crafting a strategy to bring [Online Pass] back, you will not input codes to unlock your game, it's not going to happen," said Gibeau. The executive then moved on to tell us the company's decision to kill Online Pass and Microsoft's Xbox One DRM plans weren't linked at all, therefore PlayStation 4's recent reveal wouldn't have changed their decision on the program anyway. He called the Online Pass program "flat out dumb."

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GamersRulz2005d ago

Thank you........Sony for ruining EA plans

oldassgamer2005d ago

They didn't ruin EA's plan. Where do you think some of that PS+ money is going? EA, Activision, etc...

GamersRulz2005d ago

wrong, PS+ money goes to Sony. Just like Gold goes to MS.

and yes, they ruined EA plans, because they canceled their Online pass program expecting Forced DRM from Sony and MS.

oldassgamer2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

@GamersRulz If you think EA and the likes are not getting a piece of the Gold subscription money now, then you don't understand business. EA is not going to stop the online pass program and simply walk away from millions of dollars. That money has to be replaced some how. EA, and other publishers/developers, are getting a cut of MS Gold money now, and will get a cut of the PS+ money in the future.

MrSwankSinatra2005d ago

lol EA are really trying to fix their reputation. i've haven't this much PR talk from EA ever.

Majin-vegeta2005d ago

Man the PS4 is like the second coming of Jesus.The more i hear about it the harder the wait for its getting.

If we wanna save gaming we have to support Sony.Come on guys.

Minato-Namikaze2005d ago

When Jesus comes will he let us take our PS4's? I really hope he does, lol.

lucaskeller12005d ago

Yeah but not xbox one because it doesn't work outside most regions

Grimhammer002005d ago

You have to wonder of MS shareholders really want to support MS....or they're just playing the wait n see game?

I can't ever recall a gaming catasyrophy of MS magnitude in my 30yrs of console gaming!

Even the big gaming collapse in early 80's wasn't this epically messed up!

cell9892005d ago

remember MS is trying to "educate" us into their new "balanced" XBONE program, because according to them DRM is the best option for the consumer. This the exact same thing they are telling share holders, wait 2 years and youll see how most people wont care about DRM

ziggurcat2005d ago

"program's expiration not tied to Xbox One"

*cough* bull**** *cough*

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