With the release of Dirt 3 scheduled for tomorrow it comes with little surprise that Codemasters has added its name to the list of publishers who are attempting to keep customers away from purchasing pre-owned games. All versions of the game release tomorrow will also include a “VIP Pass,” which will unlock five exclusive cars and activate your online mode. Unfortunately, if you wait a week and buy the game used with the code already redeemed be prepared to shell out 800 Microsoft points (for Xbox Live) and $10 for PSN.
The whole new implication of online pass is just terrible in my opinion, as being a person that travels between multiple destinations I have 2 XBL accounts to keep things more organized and having the spend $10 to play my game which I just spent $300 on (for the ultimate edition) is just insane. Game companies have to keep making their millions and also long as more games such as this come out I will be fine with that.