News – No Online Pass for Syndicate

February 2, 2012 by  
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EA has confirmed to Eurogamer that the upcoming reboot of the Syndicate series will not include an Online Pass.

“We want as little resistance or barriers to entry as possible. The co-op is equal billing in this. We wanted everyone who owns a copy of the game to have access to the entire product,” revealed Jeff Gamon, the EA Partners Executive Producer.

“Under normal circumstances it would have had an online pass, but because it didn’t have competitive multiplayer and because we wanted as many people as possible to be playing co-op, we got away with it,” he continued.

The Online Pass was introduced so that publishers could make some money out of the used games market – a market that has previously affected new purchases.

Syndicate will be released on PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 24th. There’s a multiplayer demo available now, if you’re unsure if it’s the game for you.

Source: Eurogamer