This one time online pass thing is really becoming a widespread epidemic. After EA’s Online Pass strategy to combat lost revenue from second hand sales, other publishers have also fallen suit. The most recent addition to that is Sony, which now brings this strategy to its first party PS3 games.
In a statement released to the press, Sony confirmed that Resistance 3 will be the first game to feature this… er, feature?
The full press release follows below:
“We are always evaluating new programs for our online offering, and starting with Resistance 3 this September, we will be instituting a network pass program for PS3 games with online capabilities.
“This program will be game-specific. Games that are a part of this program will include a single-use registration code that grants the account holder redeeming the code full online access for that title.
“This is an important initiative as it allows us to accelerate our commitment to enhancing premium online services across our first party game portfolio.”
So, does this put you off buying Resistance 3? Or does this not matter to you at all? Sound off!