EA Sports announced the next part of it's "Project 10 Dollar", which packed in one-time redeemable codes in games like Mass Effect 2
, Dragon Age: Origins
, and Battlefield: Bad Company 2
. The next phrase of "Project 10 Dollar" is called an Online Pass, which will function similarly to the codes found in Mass Effect 2
and Battlefield: Bad Company 2
, but rather than bestowing free DLC to the player, they will allow the player to play online
in that selected title.
That's right, a code to play online, which is why a vast majority of us pay for XBL Gold.
But what if you bought pre-owned? Don't worry, you can always buy one off of the XBL Marketplace for the meager price of 800 mp.
And have no fear if you bought or downloaded DLC, you can still play the content if you do not have an Online Pass, you are just restricted to offline modes only.
However, there is a 7 day trial if you do not have an online pass, so you can still squeeze in some online play.
Online Pass is set to start on June 8, with the release of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11.
UPDATE: With the release of Skate 3
, there is a bundled code packaged within the game, much like the Online Pass, that allows the player to share their created material. If the player does not have this code, then they cannot share created content, including skate parks. Players may still play online in online game types, however.