Sony’s highly anticipated Uncharted 3 will require “PSN Pass” to access any of the game’s multiplayer game modes or online functionality. We can’t say this surprises us, they did it with Resistance 3 and will probably do it with every one of their major titles going forward similar to the way Electronic Arts and others do. Every brand new copy of the game will come with a one-use code but if you buy it used and want to get online you will have to pay for the privilege.
This news come courtesy of Juan Jimenéz, Sony’s software manager for Spain.
That means that used copies of Uncharted 3 aren’t assured of including multiplayer access and, if their code is missing or has been used, it’ll cost $10 for someone to activate it the features.
Online passes seem to be the norm as the gaming industry attempts to stem used game sales by attempting to make it less attractive to buy used. In the case of some games that use online passes it is actually cheaper to buy new. Companies like GameStop love to resale new games that are only a few weeks old for $54.99 vice $59.99. In this case, it’s actually just a bit cheaper for you to buy the game new than to buy it used and then pay $10 for an online pass though this is exception more than the rule.
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