First EA, then THQ, Ubisoft, and now Sony; the idea of Online Pass is an infectious one.
The platform holder is the latest to fancy the EA-initiated concept of charging players a fee should they wish to make use of a pre-owned game’s online functions. And, going by the words of Sony’s European president Andrew House, we may well see something similar implemented in Sony’s future first-party releases.
“On the principle of making online portions of the game available or unlocked from the disc-based release for a fee, we’re broadly supportive of that,” the executive has told gi.biz.
“And we’re exploring actively the same option for our own content.”
Only a matter of time then, by the sounds of it.