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DICE Confirms “Online Pass” for Battlefield 3.

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    DICE Confirms “Online Pass” for Battlefield 3.

    MP1st – DICE Confirms “Online Pass” for Battlefield 3
    Several months ago, in an interview with GamerZines, Patrick Bach eluded to the fact that Battlefield 3 will have an online pass-esqe system in place for used copies. He refrained from calling it an online pass. Patrick explained “I don’t think it’s an online pass, I think it’s our own backend. I’m not sure I want to call our system an online pass.”

    Today, Alan Kertz, DICE’s Core Gameplay Designer, was asked by a fan, “do you need to buy a new battlefield 3 to play xbox live?” Alan responded ”You can also purchase an online pass for a used copy.” It’s worth noting that Battlefield Bad Company 2 had a “VIP” pass, which gives players full access to all maps. Second hand buyers have to buy the VIP pass to have access to all maps. We still don’t know if the new online pass for Battlefield 3 will lock out some maps, or if it is a traditional online pass. Traditional online passes require player who have purchased a used copy of the games to pay about $10 to have online access.

    This move by EA shouldn’t come as a surprise since the publisher has been pushing this system in one form or another in many of its games.

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    old news buddy

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    Isn't this old news?

    Edit: Just saw the post above me..

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    can u share the link with me,so i can close the thread.

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    This news is actually new because DICE did actually just confirmed the online pass. Everyone knew it and earlier when DICE was asked about they didn't actually say they had an online pass, so yeah.

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    Isn't it painfully obvious that they were going to do this...?
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    EA + Game with online = Online pass.

    Common equation now.

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    All games are getting online passes anyway, so makes sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalman123 View Post
    All games are getting online passes anyway, so makes sense.
    Actually only EA(Homefront, Battlefield 3, & Space Marine) and Sony(All future Games).

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    Well, at least it's 100% confirmed now. Thanks for the news nonetheless.

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    I still think its bullshit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patienceofkaori View Post
    I still think its bullshit!
    Why? Are you really going to buy any of these games used? Also the devs do need a little profit from used sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shady Death View Post
    Why? Are you really going to buy any of these games used? Also the devs do need a little profit from used sales.
    No, no they dont.


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    I'll get this game without the pass, I didn't enjoy the multiplayer anyway

    I'm sure it will be improved by release though.


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    Think they get enough "extra" cash from DLC .... BUT ... I do also believe that they have the right to make games with "online passes" it is after all there IP ... you dont have to buy it free market and all

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    no surpise at all. good thing i pre orerd bf3

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    Thanks for the news, although I'm sure everyone saw this coming. It's a good thing I pre-ordered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danko1900 View Post
    Thanks for the news, although I'm sure everyone saw this coming. It's a good thing I pre-ordered.
    Quote Originally Posted by shadowsoldier36 View Post
    no surpise at all. good thing i pre orerd bf3
    It's not like you have to pre-order to get the pass, you just have to buy new.

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    I wonder how many people are gonna throw a fit now that this happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwilightSparkle View Post
    I wonder how many people are gonna throw a fit now that this happened
    welp.... if they do.....

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