EA dropping passes retroactively on Xbox 360


As mentioned a couple weeks back, EA is doing away with online passes. In even better news today, they will be doing so retroactively with a few of their games. In other words, if you have a used or borrowed game, you can download the pass required, for free. You no longer need to pay the 800-1200 MS points.  It’s not for all games just yet but hopefully it will be in  the near future.

A spokesperson for EA confirmed with Eurogamer “As we discontinue Online Pass for our new EA titles, we are also in the process of eliminating it from all our existing EA titles as well. We heard the feedback from players and decided to do away with Online Pass altogether.Players will see it first with some EA Sports titles, where a prompt to enter an Online Pass code will no longer appear in-game; with other titles we are simply making Online Passes available free of charge online.These are rolling updates that are taking effect over the next several weeks. We hope players continue to enjoy our games and online services for a long time to come.”

As of today the following are available for free from the xbox marketplace:

Battlefield Bad Company 2 VIP Pass

Bulletstorm Online Pass

Dragon Age: Origins – The Stone Prisoner

Dragon Age II – The Black Emporium

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Online Pass

Mass Effect 2 – Cerberus Network

Medal of Honor Online Pass

NFS Shift 2 Online Pass

Skate 3 Share Pack

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