Sony Adding PSN Pass to Future Titles [Updated]
Posted on Wednesday, July 6 @ 11:26:24 PST by Anthony Severino
EA started it, and nearly every other publisher did monkey see, monkey do, all while having dollar signs in their eyes and hearing cash registers cha-chinging. I really can't blame them, though. EA took the risky plunge, and it didn't hurt their sales, only added to their bottom line by forcing used game purchasers to pony up an additional $10 to access a title's online modes.
Daniel pointed that this could be coming in last night's edition of The News and already today we have confirmation. The latest to reveal their "pass" is Sony, who is calling it a "PSN Pass". The first title to feature this one-time registration code will be their upcoming shooter, Resistance 3.
Here's are a few excerpts from Sony's official statement:
We are always evaluating new programs for our online offering, and starting with Resistance 3 this September, we will be instituting a network pass program for PS3 games with online capabilities...On the bright side, they say it's game-specific. And this could make for a more stable online multiplayer experience on the PSN - something that is very much needed.
[Update] This is confirmed for North America as well. SCEA replied to our incessant emails with a statement that echos the one above.
So that's another major publisher down... who's next?
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