EA Confirms It Won’t Bring Back Online Passes


EA senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg has confirmed that the company has absolutely no plans to bring EA passes back. Reseburg reiterated that forthcoming games from the company won’t include online passes, and they are looking to remove them from existing games. Reseburg concluded that their online pass decision was based on player feedback.

“There is no change to our decision to discontinue Online Pass.  It is dead. As we said a few weeks ago, none of our new EA titles will include online pass, and we are removing it from existing games as well. Nothing else on today’s news, but did want to be clear that our online pass decision was based on player feedback, and there’s no change.”

No Online Pass Needed For FIFA, Mass Effect Or Assassin’s Creed On Wii U

It has been revealed that you won’t have to register an online pass from either EA or Ubisoft to play their games online. The online pass is needed on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to activate online play. If you purchase a game second-hand on either of those consoles then you have to purchase an online pass to play the games online. Thankfully this doesn’t seem to be the case with Wii U.