DICE confirmed in a rather casual manner yesterday that Battlefield 3 would rock an online pass, having previously only hinted at it. Considering Mass Effect 3 has found a way to toss one in, it's hardly surprising EA's biggest online title of the year is jumping on the train.
When asked by a fan if you had to buy Battlefield 3 brand new to play online, DICE's Alan Kertz confirmed, "You can also purchase an online pass for a used copy." He justified this with the false argument, "Because servers cost money, and used games don't make developers any money."
Has anyone told DICE that when a gamer trades in a game, that gamer can no longer play? Alex seems to think a used copy adds two people to a server, which goes against the laws of physics, last time I checked.
In any case, that's another game rocking an online pass. With each confirmation, it becomes a little more of a "Captain Obvious" moment, which is the insidious part. It's getting banal and normal, which is pretty much what the likes of Electronic Arts wants.
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1:00 PM on 07.23.2014