Yesterday we told you about a rumor that said that Sony would debut something called “PSN Pass” which seemed eerily similar to programs by some third-party publishers that restricted access to some online/multiplayer content. After all the reports yesterday, SCEA weighed in and confirmed the program’s existence today saying the program will require customers to input a one-time use code to access a game’s online capabilities, similar to EA’s Online Pass introduced last year.
“We are always evaluating new programs for our online offering, and starting with Resistance 3 this September, we will be instituting a network pass program for PS3 games with online capabilities”. This program will be game-specific. Games that are a part of this program will include a single-use registration code that grants the account holder redeeming the code full online access for that title.”
“This is an important initiative as it allows us to accelerate our commitment to enhancing premium online services across our first party game portfolio.”
If you don’t have a code to input because you bought the game used from Gamestop or some other retailer then you will have to buy one through the PlayStation Store. Sony gave no indication as to how much the codes will cost, saying only that they would provide more details at a later date.