EA Kills Off the Online Pass
Rejoice fellow gamers, as EA is killing off the annoying and often times controversial online pass system! This system, in case you are somehow unaware of just what this stupid thing was, required you to put in a code to unlock features for the game you just bought. Not only did this screw with used game sales, it even managed to piss off those who bought the game new as they sometimes got screwed over.
EA's John Reseburg mentioned the discontinuation of the online pass to GamesBeat
"Yes, we’re discontinuing Online Pass. 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. We've listened to the feedback and decided to do away with it moving forward."
Don't worry though, EA is still fully committed to ensuring every game has DLC.
"We’re still committed to creating content and services that enhance the game experience well beyond the day you first start playing."