SSX lets you play online without an Online Pass, but..

EA is trying something new with its Online Pass; instead of locking out the multiplayer component completely for those who don’t have the code (which is included with new copies and purchasable separately for $10), the soon-to-be-released SSX reboot will simply not give the player rewards.

Everything will still be counted though, so should a player decide to get the Pass at a later time, the awards will be given retrospectively.

A fresh approach, certainly.

SSX will hit the slopes on the PS3 and 360 in the US late next month, EU a few days later in early March.