“PSN Pass Network features only available in countries that have PlayStation Store.” This disclaimer was spotted alongside the logo you see above for the mysterious “PSN Pass.” The picture was taken of a 320 GB PlayStation 3 Resistance 3 bundle in Germany. While Sony Computer Entertainment has yet to announce PSN Pass, many are suggesting that it will be similar to EA’s “Online Pass” or “Project Ten Dollar,” where every copy of a game comes with a code that can only be redeemed once in order to play online or access premium content for free. Given the Resistance series’ inclination towards ambitious multiplayer features, the third installment would seem the perfect game to introduce such a plan with.
Since I buy nearly all my games new, I usually have no problem with online pass programs by publishers. However, hopefully Insomniac won’t restrict the content on the disc like DICE, who released the maps for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 in small increments over the first year of its release.