EA's Online Pass to stay dead following Xbox One policy reversal

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EA's Online Pass to stay dead following Xbox One policy reversal

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  1. IIEvolution85II

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    Electronic Arts has confirmed it has no intention to re-introduce its Online Pass program following Microsoft's Xbox One policy changes earlier today.

    The Online Pass program was scrapped last month, leading to speculation that EA would instead rely on Microsoft's controversial second-hand game policies to reduce profits lost to the used market.


    But EA has confirmed with Polygon that the publisher has no intention to reintroduce it. "As we said a few weeks ago, none of our new EA titles will include online pass, and we are removing it from existing games as well," EA director of corporate communications John Reseburg said.

    "Nothing else on today's news, but did want to be clear that our online pass decision was based on player feedback, and there's no change."

    Online Passes were a single use code bundled with brand new software, allowing access to multiplayer content. Users who purchased a secondhand copy of a title were required to purchase a new pass to access that content.

    EA scrapped the passes last month, claiming that "many players didn't respond to the format."

    Microsoft ditched its controversial always-online and used-games policies for the Xbox One earlier today.

    Source: CVG
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    1. De
      this title is missleading, it says that the Online Pass is going to say now M$ reverst there desiction but that's not what it says in the quotes above EA have said they won't go back to charging us for online passes not that there are going to go back to it lol
    2. De
      here&gt; "<span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:rgb(38,38,38);"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue';">But EA has confirmed with</span></span><span style="color:rgb(40,40,40);font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;">Polygon</span><span style="font-family:helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;color:rgb(38,38,38);"><span style="font-family:'Helvetica Neue';">that the publisher has no intention to reintroduce it"</span></span>
    3. IIEvolution85II
      The title ain't misleading you just read it wrong Del ;)

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