EA removes online pass from existing titles

Earlier this month we reported that EA had planned to remove the controversial ‘online pass’ feature from its future titles, and now, it looks like that the company has decided to go ahead and remove it from its existing titles as well.

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In an interview with Game Informer, John Reseburg (EA corporate communications representative) states, “As we discontinue Online Pass for our new EA titles, we are also in the process of eliminating it from all our existing EA titles as well.  We heard the feedback from players and decided to do away with Online Pass altogether.

He further adds, “Players will see it first with some EA Sports titles, where a prompt to enter an Online Pass code will no longer appear in-game; with other titles we are simply making Online Passes available free of charge online. These are rolling updates that are taking effect over the next several weeks. We hope players continue to enjoy our games and online services for a long time to come.

While the changes are still taking place, here’s a list of the existing games where the online pass feature has been removed (or made free).

  • Alice: Madness Returns
  • Battlefield 3
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Bulletstorm
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Dragon Age 2
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Medal of Honor
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • Need For Speed: The Run
  • Need For Speed: Shift 2
  • Skate 3
  • The Sims 3

We will continue to update the list as we get more information.

Source: EA

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