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[TE] EA Kills the Online Pass.

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http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/124061-Electronic-Arts-Kills-the-Online-Pass
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Yes, we're discontinuing Online Pass," EA Senior Director of Corporate Communications John Reseburg told VentureBeat. "None of our new EA titles will include that feature."

"Initially launched as an effort to package a full menu of online content and services, many players didn't respond to the format," he explained. "We've listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it moving forward."

Well, isn't that nice of them?
Unless, this is a diversionary tactic to keep us occupied while they orchestrate something truly sinister. tongue.gif
post #2 of 34
EA will kill our souls next.
post #3 of 34
Except they're focusing more on micro transactions now. I don't think they're doing this to necessarily please the consumer, but to move on to a more successful business tactic.
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they're only doing this to gain our trust..

then before we know it we will all be chained in a dungeon chanting "DLC, DLC, DLC, DLC"...
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then comes the micro transactions, then the macro transactions.
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post #6 of 34
Great move, honestly.

And I don't expect any other sinister thing to come out of this. People want EA to listen and when they do, they second guess them again and again.
Edited by CaptainIcy - 5/15/13 at 11:06pm
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post #7 of 34
Good, they were completely unnecessary in the first place.
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Lol so half the original game content is now DLC
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Thanks EA for removing this multiplayer killing money grab.

Online passes were a sure way to kill the multiplayer in your game in about 3 months.

They were always a awful idea.
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Err... They're doing this because their titles come next-gen will all be bound to online accounts... So erm... there will be no need for them because 2nd hand EA games probably won't exist very soon :/
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