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Don’t Worry, EA’s Online Pass Program is Staying Dead Following the Xbox One Eighty

June 20, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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A week after the announcement that EA would be doing away with the Online Pass program altogether for future titles, and older releases having their passes go free, Microsoft has gone back on their original Xbox One policies.

John Reseburg, EA’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications, talked to Polygon following all this, saying, “[There is] no change to our decision to discontinue Online Pass. It is dead.”

Reseburg further added:

As we said a few weeks ago, none of our new EA titles will include online pass, and we are removing it from existing games as well. Nothing else on today’s news, but did want to be clear that our online pass decision was based on player feedback, and there’s no change.

With Sony coming out and saying that they wouldn’t support the Online Pass either with the PS4, it looks like Online Passes could be a thing of the past once the next generation rolls around. Though if Cliff Bleszinski’s comment hold true, we should expect a lot more DLC.

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