EA is getting rid of its online pass feature, so for those of you who buy used EA games that’s great news! Online Passes generally are needed to access the online features of a game, it generally cost $10 or $15 to buy.
“Initially launched as an effort to package a full menu of online content and services, many players didn’t respond to the format. We’ve listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it moving forward.” “Yes we’re discontinuing Online Pass” “None of our new EA titles will include that feature.”
~John Reseburg, EA senior director of corporate communications