Codemasters revealed today that it will drop its plans for an "online pass" in its upcoming Formula One racing title, F1 2013. Earlier this year EA announced a similar discontinuation of its online pass system, prior to the reveal of the Xbox One and PS4. Codemasters did not say if it would drop the online pass system for its other racing franchises Grid and Dirt. Typically online pass systems require consumers to enter a code that comes bundled with the game before they play it online. It was meant as a way to authenticate whether a game was brand new or used. Those without such a code would then be forced to pay a small fee of around $10 or so.
Codemasters also revealed that it had no plans on releasing a demo for the game so that it can focus all of its attention on the final product.
F1 2013 releases October 4 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. It promises all the cars, circuits, and popular race car drivers from the 2013 season, and releases in two different editions: F1 2013 and F1 2013: Classic Edition. The premium edition contains extra content from the 1990s.