Glad to hear EA did away with it. As a big fan of Battlefield this generation, I didn't buy BF3, because my sons would not have been able to use my copy to play on their paid subscriptions under my roof without having to buy a pass each.
Yeah, I know I could have let them play on my account, but I don't go for that. I paid for 3 360's, 9 years of Live, games for myself and them including some games (Halo Reach/4, GoW2/3, Splinter Cell Conviction, LP2) buying multiple copies to LAN, or just have our own screen. Then they started doing this crap. It was hard to resist BF3. Glad they are dropping this.
He post a Link if you clicked on the Link word it would take you to the article . But here it is since you didn't click link lol http://m.ign.com/articles/2013/05/15/ea-getting-ri
Thanks i'm on the ps3 didnt see a link... i see yours though..
Thats because online passes AND yearly subscriptions are too much to handle, wait what?
LOL, it is just telling us the passes cost to much for the company..
The only game i have that has online pass is bc2 they really didnt give anything worth while with it...
I never understood all the hate for online passes, sorry. When you buy a game new, you get the online pass for free - you don't pay extra. Devs/pubs make no money on used game sales, so why shouldn't they make a little back with online passes for those that choose not to go through them for their copy of the game? It makes perfect business sense. I don't get why people feel entitled to a full gameplay experience if they're buying a used game for cheap.