Will be required for online multiplayer.
In a move set to surprise no one, EA has confirmed that BioWare’s upcoming sci-fi RPG will make use of the ‘Online Pass’ system.
The system provides a one-time-use code to every consumer that purchases a brand new copy of the game. Those that pick up a second-hand copy are required to buy a code seperately, usually at a cost of roughly £8. The scheme is designed to deter players from opting for ‘used’ copies of games.
Mass Effect 3’s Online Pass will enabled players to partake in the recently revealed ‘Galaxy at War’ online multiplayer portions of the game. Read (and watch) about them in detail here. Mass Effect 2 was one of the first titles to employ EA’s Online Pass.

Paul Younger
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