Electronic Arts has today declared that it will be discontinuing use of its controversial (read: shitty) online pass system, no longer requiring an access code to unlock features. The scheme, put in place to make money off used sales, will no longer appear in any future EA title.
That said, old habits die hard, and EA remains committed to its other content plans, including buckets of downloadable extras and the packaging of games as services.
"We’re still committed to creating content and services that enhance the game experience well beyond the day you first start playing."
Baby steps, I suppose!
In any case, this is quite glorious. Quite glorious indeed. May the online pass die a most ignoble death across the vastness of the industry, may it be burned utterly, and may its ashes be scattered with contempt and scorn across the most arid of this harsh Earth's deserts.
Now ... let's prepare ourselves for the replacement microtransaction future!
EA kills its controversial Online Pass program [GamesBeat]
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