Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

October 4, 2011 -

Yesterday we reported that Sony Computer Entertainment America planned to use its PSN Online Pass scheme for Resistance 3, which would effectively charge used game buyers $10 to play the multiplayer portion of the game. It turns out this is not an isolated incident but Sony's new modus operandi when it comes to used games that contain a multiplayer component.

The news comes from this Destructoid report which confirms that, going forward, all Sony PS3 titles that have a multiplayer component will also contain a PSN Online pass code that you'll have to input in order to play online. Basically if you buy a PS3 title used you'd better factor in an additional $10 if you want to play multiplayer...

"Online Pass will be incorporated into Uncharted 3 and future Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) games with online functionality," the company told Destructoid. "We will provide further information in the future."

Source: Destructoid

 


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Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

Really? This is an issue? This is more to combat the loss in sales due to companies like Game Stop. It is only a matter of time before all companies before all companies do this. EA does it, now Sony is. I still cant figure out why people sell their 60 dollar games for .50cents to 20 bucks anyway, but hey keep making Game Stop rich. Go ahead and boycott but I bet you still buy these games... It didn't stop COD from raising their costs and being top selling game for months.

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

That kind of defeats the point on making extra money on used game sales.

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

I hate these passes. They need to go away. Do you know how many game series I've got into because I bought a used game or borrowed one? I've bought 3 COD games, soon to be 4 on launch night because I bought COD4 used. I've bought AC2 and AC:B on launch night because I borrowed the original. I borrowed GTA:VC and since then, have bought every Rockstar game and DLC as soon as I could. If you make me feel like I'm being punished then I'm less likely to get into your series and you're less likely to get my loyalty and money that I bring to the table.

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Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

I'd be thrilled by this news if it were accompanied by the news that games would be $10 cheaper and if you wanted on-line everyone would have to pay the $10. That way if you were an on-line player you'd still pay $60 for the game (no difference than what you pay today) and if you only cared about the single-player component you'd save $10.

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

Good thing I generally don't play games online.  Too many assholes.

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

Is it really any worse than the $40 XBL subscription?

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

The difference between this and XBL gold is that XBL actually works for playing games online.  PSN is extremely laggy and I doubt that Sony will use any of this money to make their network better. 

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

I've not had any lag problems on PSN.

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

yes...

tl;dr: yes

 

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Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

I had a feeling a few weeks ago that Sony was going to try and pull this bullshit off for Uncharted 3 and canceled my pre-order, sad to see my fear became a reality.

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

Why'd you cancel your preorder?  Too much trouble to input the PSN Pass code?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

No, I don't agree with this particular practice, so UC3 was met with a middle finger from me.

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

Matter of principle, eh?  Well, your choice.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Sony: All Future Multiplayer-Capable Games Will Use PSN Pass

Yea, but it's not that bad since I have about 4 other games I'm importing that I've been looking forward to.

 
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