SSX’s Online Pass Is Optional for Multiplayer

Just yesterday, we told you that EA Sports’ upcoming snowboard title SSX will include an online pass. While that is true, the situation isn’t as grim as it seems — players can enjoy both of the game‘s online modes without a pass; they just can’t use the credits they earn to make purchases.

In statement sent to Game Informer, EA wrote:

In SSX, players without an Online Pass are able to compete and play in both of SSX’s online game modes, Explore and Global Events with no restrictions. In Global Events, the top finishers from each event are awarded with in-game credits. These in-game credits earned during play will not be awarded to the player if they do not have an Online Pass; these credits will be stored so that at any time, if a player redeems an Online Pass code, all the credits that they had previously earned in Global Events will be immediately awarded to them.

That’s a breath of fresh air, isn’t it?

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