DiRT 3’s Online Pass Can’t be Disabled For PS3 Owners

May 25, 2011 Written by Zak Islam

Due to the PlayStation Store’s outage, gamers cannot redeem online passes for games which require you to do so. However, Mortal Kombat developer Netherrealm made an exception to allow players of the fighter to connect to the multiplayer mode without redeeming a code. The same exception will unfortunately not apply to the PlayStation 3 version of Codemasters’ DiRT 3.

Codemasters said that temporarily removing VIP pass – which includes the online component in every new copy of the off-road racer – would require a patch. The update would, however, take longer to go online than it will take for the PlayStation Store to resume normal service.

A Codemasters’ representative recently explained to Eurogamer on DiRT 3‘s online pass matter:

We’ve looked into doing something similar for Dirt 3 but it’s not technically possible. It’s hard-coded into the game.

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