Homefront to Utilize Online Pass

By Saint Devourer, 5 years ago
Speaking to Shacknews, THQ announced today that Kaos Studios' upcoming first-person shooter Homefront would utilize the infamous Online Pass, first seen in UFC Undisputed 2010.

For those of you who are still unfamiliar with the Online Pass, it's a one-time use code included with new copies of the game that allows players to access online features. EA was the brainchild behind Online Pass, as a progression of it's "Project Ten Dollar" initiative, which included free DLC with new copies of games like Mass Effect 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. EA was to be the first publisher to use this system, but THQ jumped the gun and included the Online Pass with UFC Undisputed 2010.

In the case of UFC Undisputed 2010, it was necessary to play online, although you could "purchase" the online pass for 400 MSP. However, in Homefront's case, not having the Online Pass does not prevent the player from being able to play online. However, players without the Online Pass will not be able to progress past level 5 in the game's multiplayer modes, which barely scratches the surface of the 75 total multiplayer levels. They will, however, be able to access all multiplayer maps. If you buy the game used and want to get past level 5, the Online Pass will run you $10, or 800 MSP.

Homefront is set for a release date of March 8th in the United States and March 11th in Europe.
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