EA Will Not Resurrect The Online Pass Following Recent Xbox One Policy Changes

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Despite Microsoft’s decision to back-pedal with the Xbox One’s used games policies and online requirements, publishing company Electronic Arts will not resurrect the online passes for any of their games.

EA first revealed that they were to due away with the unpopular online passes back in May, in response to fan feedback. You can read all about it here.

Speaking with Polygon, senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg said in response to Microsoft dropping it’s DRM that “[There is] no change to our decision to discontinue Online Pass. It is dead.”

Additionally, Reseburg 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.”

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