PSN Pass Official- Sony to Roll Out Single Use Codes

After pictures of Resistance 3 were spotted showing off the new PSN Online Pass ‘feature’, Eurogamer asked Sony to explain themselves.


“We are always evaluating new programs for our online offering, and starting with Resistance 3 this September, we will be instituting a network pass program for PS3 games with online capabilities.”

“This program will be game-specific. Games that are a part of this program will include a single-use registration code that grants the account holder redeeming the code full online access for that title.”

“This is an important initiative as it allows us to accelerate our commitment to enhancing premium online services across our first party game portfolio.”

Reading between the lines, it sounds pretty much like EA’s decision to employ single use codes to activate all of the game’s features, and get some extra money out of used game buyers; since if you happen to obtain one of these select titles that’s missing the PSN Pass, Sony will be ever so delighted to allow you to buy another one in their store…

So buyer beware, once November rolls around most games developed and/or published by Sony will likely need a code to unlock half the game.

Suddenly that skull's a lot more menacing...
Suddenly that skull’s a lot more menacing…

(Source: Eurogamer)

5 thoughts on “PSN Pass Official- Sony to Roll Out Single Use Codes”

  1. Well, there goes my reason for getting a PS3 over a 360… >> If I have to start paying for getting new games on the PS3 to play online, it’s almost as bad as the monthly payments for the 360. Thanks Sony, one Hacker scare and now you’re turning into Microsoft mini’s >>

  2. Its sucks big time. No more renting games, and its like there trying to get rid of stores such as gamestop that sells new games. Also no more buying overpriced games on amazon or ebay really cheap. Why just last weekend I rented Transformers Dark of the moon from one of my local red boxes, and played online all night.

  3. I don’t see any problem in this. If you buy new, then you don’t have to worry. If you buy Used, then you pay $5 to play online, which is how much you saved buying used anyway. So basically you’re paying the same price for new and used. And c’mon, $5 isn’t really that bad…

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