Posted on January 30, 2012, Phil Hornshaw Yup, EA Threw an Online Pass Into SSX
Oh hey, guess what — Electronic Arts is continuing to put online passes in every game it sells in order to add a barrier between you and playing the game you paid for, and to discourage players who want to borrow or buy games used from buying them at all.
It hasn’t been officially announced, but as Jim Sterling points out over at Destructoid, video of the game shows the Online Pass option right at the bottom of the screen. We’re not sure exactly what EA has decided to gate off and charge you $10 to access if you were to rent the game, get it from GameFly or find it in a bargain bin at GameStop. Now that EA is shuttering quests from single-player games behind online passes (even though it claims the content behind the pass in Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is DLC [and they're doing YOU a favor by giving it to you free kind of!] and not part of the main game), who knows what’s hiding behind the Internet curtain.