New copies of Codemasters upcoming rally title DiRT 3
will include the controversial Online Pass. For those thinking of purchasing the title second-hand, be prepared to shell out some of your Microsoft Points in order to gain access to the online features of the upcoming game.
According to Eurogamer
, the Online Pass has been "dubbed the VIP Pass" by Codemasters. Originally coming from EA's "Project Ten Dollar" idea, the Online Pass helps developers, such as EA, THQ and a few others, to fight back against the second hand games market.
A little extra will be included with the activation of the VIP Pass besides the obvious activation of online access for DiRT 3
. Gamers purchasing a new copy of the title will be able to take five new vehicles for a spin, including a Hummer H3, McRae M4 and a Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500.
Codemasters have also released the launch trailer to keep most of us sweet for just a few more days:
will be all set for release on May 24th, 2011.