EA have today announced that they will be ending the days of supplying online passes with games, which are basically the cards that allow users to access additional content upon buying a new game, a system which was originally used to try to get more money from those who purchase used titles, as they would then have to pay for this additional content.
The move comes after a lot of the used game industry has shut down, shops like Game being the most effected.
All if not most of the publishers top titles come with this one-use code, and will grant users content which would otherwise cost anywhere between £10 to £15.
The news was revealed to GamesBeat, who received a quote from John Reseburg, the Senior Director of Corporate Communications at EA said, “Yes,we’re discontinuing Online Pass,” he said. “None of our new EA titles will include that feature.
“We’ve listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it moving forward.”
He also hinted that this decision may be due to the success of in-app purchasing within games, stating, “We’re still committed to creating content and services that enhance the game experience well beyond the day you first start playing.”