Earlier in the month TwinStickGaming reported that EA were to abolish the controversial Online Pass from it’s future releases. On top of that pledge, EA have begun to remove the Online Passes from various other titles on the Xbox Marketplace such as Battlefield Bad Company 2, Skate 3, Bulletstorm, Kingdoms of Amalur, Medal of Honor and Shift 2.
If that wasn’t enough, much in box DLC has become free to download too such as Mass Effect 2’s Cerebus Network, American McGee’s original Alice and Dragon Age 2’s Black Emporium all originally worth around 1200 Microsoft points.
Sadly not all online pass content has become free. Many of EA’s more recent titles such as Tiger Woods 14 and Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel are still 800 points to purchase.
News still awaits as to whether EA will continue to remove the online pass from the remaining catalogue. But all of this can’t help but clean up EA’s current status of Worst Games Company in the World, an accolade they have won 2 years on the trot. Also with the huge question mark over the Xbox One’s ability to play pre-owned games without fees or registration many will be at least relieved to see the back of the online pass.