Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 3 among first EA titles to have Online Pass removed

The first set of games from which EA will remove its controversial Online Pass has been detailed.

As we reported earlier, EA is responding to widespread negative feedback by removing Online Passes from past, present, and future EA titles. Originally, this was thought to pertain only to future titles, but the publisher took it a step further by announcing today that the changes would also apply to its already-released lineup.

EA has made online passes for the following games free, or has removed the online pass for the title altogether:

Alice: Madness Returns
Battlefield 3 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Dead Space 2 and Dead Space 3
Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3
Medal of Honor
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Need For Speed: The Run, and Need For Speed: Shift 2
Skate 3
The Sims 3

For more information on EA’s decision, see our earlier report.


Steven Chaffin, Jr. is an American editor for PlayStation Universe. You can follow him on Twitter @steven_chaffin.