IGN News – EA Online Pass Content Now Free

IGN News – EA Online Pass Content Now Free


EA has begun the process of eliminating Online
Passes from its existing catalog of games. On the heels of news that it will not use
Online Passes in future games, EA has now made Online Passes for the following games
free or has removed them altogether: 1. Alice: Madness Returns
2. Battlefield 3 3. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
4. Bulletstorm 5. Dead Space 2
6. Dead Space 3 7. Dragon Age 2
8. Dragon Age: Origins 9. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
10. Mass Effect 2 11. Mass Effect 3
12. Medal of Honor 13. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
14. Need For Speed: The Run 15. Need For Speed: Shift 2
16. Skate 3 17. The Sims 3 An EA representative provided the following
statement about the change to IGN: “We heard the feedback from players and decided
to do away with Online Pass altogether. “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.” The changes will apply to both PlayStation
Network and Xbox Live Marketplace. Time will tell if this move improves EA’s
image with some gamers. For more video game news, stay tuned to IGN.

100 Replies to “IGN News – EA Online Pass Content Now Free

  1. Yes, a number of game publishers do it. EA gets all the flak though because their the "Devil" and such..

  2. Oh yes… You found them out!! EA is evil and want you're money.. But you didn't go far enough.. They're also part of the Illuminati and want to take over the world for their reptilian alien overlords so they can harvest us for food. That's how it starts.. First its fooling us by taking away online passes so they can make more money off of ONE next-gen console, then their landing alien ships on our front lawns..

  3. Not likely.. People seem to forget that the fee is for ALL games.. It doesn't matter what publisher. If it is for the next-gen consoles then it's to help, not hinder the gamer by making an pre-owned xbox-one game that much cheaper.

  4. except that they didn't.. and that the fee is universal for ALL publishers… And that the money from pre-own activations goes only to microsoft… and that in the long run EA is making pre-owned games cheaper because now you don't have to pay for an online pass with the activation fee…

  5. Does this I can play bf3 now coz I've got bf3 but it still has the pass content in it? Someone reply?

  6. Sony confirmed no used game fee, PS3 and 360 will still be relevant for 6 – 7 months and 3 years into the future, and since when would they lose 1/2 of their profits just to get a little money?

    Cuz it seems you forget that current gen games are losing the online pass, so why would they take off them just to lose 1/2 the profits.

  7. I paid for online i don't even use didn't care but want my $ back, per 20 on Deadspace 2 n 3 flux u very much

  8. So… what about the people who had to buy the online pass are they getting their money/points back?

  9. yea after they make 10.00 bucks from every person for 2 or 3 years they finally take it off just when the systems are coming out

  10. I purchased a used copy of NFS the run the same day that this video was published (completely by accident) but it still wants me to pay for the pass.What am I doing wrong?? (p.s. I live in europe if that matters at all)

  11. Online passes were only a way of making money from people who bought used games, but from what I can tell the next gen consoles will charge you an extra fee anyway if your game is not bought which EA will undoubtedly get a cut of. So EA aren't trying to be the good guys, but are instead preparing for a 'feature' on these next gen consoles. Don't be fooled by their trickery!

  12. Only Xbox One, you fucking idiot. PS4 has nothing to do with prohibiting used games. Fuck off, EA hater.

  13. I bought bf3 per owned yesterday and I still have to pay for the online pass.. 🙁 what am I doing wrong

  14. If Your Game Has Not Yet Got An Update, Then The Online Pass Will Be Available For Free On The PSN Store or Xbox Marketplace.

  15. Listen man, you seem cool and all, and I hate to nitpick, but seriously. You don't need to start every single word with a capital letter.

  16. I bet later on during next gen or even this gen, ea is going to use a shit ton of micro transacions just to make up for no longer doing online passes. Just saying

  17. I found the pass at the bottom of the page for that game. Have you tried to play online? maybe they updated the game so the online pass is not needed.

  18. that's ironic, i saw you on an airsoft gi video, stating how you're upset that you bought a gun form the boneyard,and it didn't work…

  19. how to get the games for the following ones for pc origin like mass effect 2,3 medel of honour n nfs the run n shift i want these games how to get it plz say to me

  20. thats what i too want to kn ow if online pass is still there for fifa13 b coz i am going to bye a copy i want ti so that i can play fut 13 i really like it

  21. It's funny how you guys are saying thanks but then you realize you don't get your money back from the online passes you managed buy.

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