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EA reaffirms Online Pass discontinuation despite Microsoft's DRM reversal

EA reassures us that its Online Pass program is not coming back for the Xbox One, even with the DRM reversal

| Gaming News | Posted: Jun 21, 2013 1:31 am

Electronic Arts has reaffirmed that the Online Pass DRM scheme will not be making a comeback, even after Microsoft's Xbox One DRM reversal. Most players despised EA's Online Pass because it required them to buy a code to get online access. Of course, if you bought the game new, it came with one free pass.

 

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EA's John Reseburg confirmed that the program's removal was in response to player feedback, not because they knew of the Xbox One's original DRM features. EA's assurance is a good thing as many felt third-party game studios might enable their own DRM on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as both manufacturers allow third-party DRM.

 

Luckily, it looks as though this won't be the case.

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