F1 2013 drops online pass requirement

This year's sim racer will not require customers who purchased the game preowned to pay to play online.

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Codemasters has announced it will not be using an online pass for upcoming sim racer F1 2013.

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In a statement to GameSpot, a Codemasters representative said "we have taken the decision not to include a VIP Pass activation system in either F1 2013 and F1 2013: Classic Edition"

"Players will not be required to activate multiplayer functionality via a VIP Pass code and we have no plans to replace the pass with an alternative paid-for activation system in the game when it launches this October.”

Codemasters added online passes to their games in 2011, although the move to charge for online play to people who purchase the game preowned has become less popular in recent months. EA, which introduced the concept, said it will now not be using it in any of their titles.

F1 2013 will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on October 8.

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