A couple of weeks ago, EA announced that they would be doing away with online passes in their future releases
. Well today in a official statement to IGN
and other outlets, EA
announced that they are making all content locked from the online passes in previous games free.
“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.”
Online pass content for the following games has been removed and made free.
- Alice: Madness Returns
- Battlefield 3
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Dead Space 2
- Dead Space 3
- Dragon Age 2
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
- Mass Effect 2
- Mass Effect 3
- Medal of Honor
- Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
- Need For Speed: The Run
- Need For Speed: Shift 2
- Skate 3
- The Sims 3
All information on the removal of online passes and making older content free can be found in a FAQ post on their official site