Sony Considers 'Online Pass' for First-Party Titles!
Now with the release of PSJAILBREAK, and the publishers pushing like MAD against the growing fast USED (RE-SOLD) game market, with THQ and EA charging for online play, or including ONE-TIME codes in their games.
Sony has now decided to join into this market, to cash in on the multi-billion USED market, which most publishers now say is WORSE then any piracy they have faced in the past, or now with the release of the PSJAILBREAK device.
With an 70% online attached rate. (Out of all the PS3 consoles sold, they say 70% of the owners are now staying online with their consoles when playing a game!)
News Source: http://kotaku.com/5619834/sony-consi...r-mlb-the-show
Sony's European president said the company is "broadly supportive" of measures like EA Sports' Online Pass - which enables online features through a one-use code free in retail copies - and is considering them for titles like MLB The Show.
"On the principle of making online portions of the game available or unlocked from the disc-based release for a fee, we're broadly supportive of that," Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, told GamesIndustry.biz yesterday. "And we're exploring actively the same option for our own content."