PSN Online Passes Arriving to the PS3 this Fall
When it comes to online gaming, used game enthusiasts are soon going to be out of luck, unless they want to shell out additional cash. Sony has announced that an "Online-Passes
" program will be arriving to the PS3 this Fall. The program will be similar to the program which Electronics Arts instituted into Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, FIFA 11, and other titles. With the PSN Pass
program, gamers will receive a one time use code, which they will use to activate online play. If you purchase a used game and want to play online, you will be required to purchase an online pass separately. The first game to institute this program will be the highly anticipated Resistance 3, which is shaping up to be one of Sony's premiere titles this upcoming holiday season. Sony has stated that all titles will be adopting this new program.
Quote from itzViolence
Not only the new Resistance 3 Game will need a unique (1 code per copy) pass to play online, Sony plans on introducing Online-Passes for every single game! This means; if you buy an used game with an used online-pass-code - you have to buy a new one from Sony!
At the moment, only a few EA Sports' games like Fifa 11 or NFS Hot Pursuit require a pass (1 pass = around 10$).
Seems like the "Playstation" will turn into the "Paystation" and Sony pisses of their customers agai.
Not a smart step in my opinion
Thanks to itzViolence for the news tip