EA eliminating Online Passes for existing titles

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EA is currently in the process of removing the much-maligned Online Passes from its existing games.

Following the recent news that the Online Pass program would not be continuing with future EA titles, the publisher has today revealed that all past games will soon become exempt from it.

Speaking to CVG, an EA spokesperson said:

“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.

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.”

Some titles, including Bad Company 2 and Medal of Honor, have already been through the change on Xbox Live; however nothing has altered on PSN as yet. With the process now underway though, you’ll soon be able to pick up cheap pre-owned games without the need for that pesky extra payment to everyone’s favourite publisher.

[Source: CVG]
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