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.

@tracehagan
Published Thu, Jun 20 2013 8:31 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:22 PM CST

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 reaffirms Online Pass discontinuation despite Microsoft's DRM reversal | TweakTown.com

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.

NEWS SOURCE:digitaltrends.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles