More Reviews
REVIEWS Godzilla (PS4) Review
Godzilla fans enjoyed the recent film, but will they feel the same way about the new video game?

Rocket League Review
I had to force myself to stop playing the game to write this.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Preview
Fans were mad about Beyond Earth. Rising Tide should fix that.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Stick 'Em Up 2: Paper Adventures
Release date: Out Now

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND
Release date: Out Now

Lost Dimension
Release date: Out Now

Goat Simulator
Release date: 08/11/15


LATEST FEATURES PC Gamers: A Look at Whether or Not You Should Upgrade to Windows 10
You have a big decision to make, and we'll make it easier for you.

Rocket League Promotes eSports for Everyone
Rocket League is officially an eSports game, but that doesn't mean everyone can't compete and have fun.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437 Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that.  It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece.  I strongly recommend anyone...

GAMING NEWS

Even With Sony's Used Game Policy, EA Will Not Bring Back Online Passes

Posted on Thursday, June 13 @ 07:58:00 Eastern by Keri_Honea


Last month, EA announced that they were doing away with the one policy virtually every gamer hated, the Online Pass. We collectively cheered, but then became skeptical as to why they would make such a sudden move. When we heard about the Xbox One's connectivity and sharing games requirements, many people began to think that this was the reason why—the next-gen consoles were going to have something similar to an Online Pass in place. After Sony declared at E3 that they were not changing their connectivity and used game policies for the PS4, of course the question went back to EA: are you going to bring back the Online Pass?
 
"It's dead, it's dead, it's deep-sixed, it's at the bottom of the Mariana Trench," Electronic Arts' President of EA Labels Frank Gibeau told Joystiq yesterday.

"We're not crafting a strategy to bring [Online Pass] back, you will not input codes to unlock your game, it's not going to happen," Gibeau emphasized further. He even went as far as to say that the program was "flat out dumb."

"The amount of money that we made, it didn't replace the amount of frustration we put on our customers and it didn't offset the reputation damage it caused the company. So we said 'it's not worth it,' and so the idea was, look, 'don't do stuff like that anymore,'" he said.

He did go on to say that EA would find ways to make money through other means, although he didn't specify exactly how.

Now if only EA will let go of the requirement to always be logged in to Origin while playing single-player games.
Tags:   EA, online pass
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution