Just when you thought online passes were the norm for all new EA releases, Syndicate comes along and breaks the rules all over again. The publisher has confirmed that the upcoming first-person shooter reboot will ship without the used games prevention measure because it wants to lower the barrier of entry for the game’s multiplayer...
Ubisoft's just let us know some concrete details about its Uplay Passport initiative
The program will require players to register a code (included with new copies of compatible games) in order to redeem key features such as online multiplayer and other "exclusive features". Those buying participating Ubisoft titles used will need to pay £7.99 to get full access to any locked out content..
As anticipated, Ubisoft has confirmed its own version of the online pass craze that is currently sweeping the games industry
The Uplay Passport will first feature in the upcoming Driver: San Francisco, and will restrict online play to those that have redeemed a code included in new copies of the game or purchased a code from the PlayStation Network. If you were planning on picking up Driver: San..
Currently, both EA and THQ actively use an Online Pass model for their multiplayer titles
The model allows the publishers to reclaim some money from the used game market, as those buying the game second-hand will need to purchase an online pass for the multiplayer component of the game. It's a practice Sony's already dabbled in — PSP shooter...