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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.




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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