Uncharted 3 to use Sony's online pass

Sony Spain software manager Juan Jimenez says nascent network pass program will be extended to Naughty Dog's upcoming adventure shooter.

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In addition to depicting another skirmish between the last vanguard of humanity and the Chimera, Resistance 3 was the first game to incorporate Sony's network pass program. Now, a Sony employee has confirmed that Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will also employ the tactic.

Uncharted 3 might seem a little lonely without online features.
Uncharted 3 might seem a little lonely without online features.

Speaking with Spanish-language site The Vault, Sony Spain software manager Juan Jimenez said Uncharted 3 will follow the network pass model of Resistance 3.

Drake's Deception, and other forthcoming titles that are part of the online pass program, will come bundled with a single-use code that grants users "full online access for that title." Secondhand gamers will need to pay $10 for the pass.

The online pass initiative is seen as an effort to make buying games new more attractive than buying them used (a sale that puts no money in the publisher's pocket). Electronic Arts, THQ, and Ubisoft are among the publishers that have used online passes in their own games.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

[UPDATE]: A Sony representative confirmed for GameSpot that Uncharted 3 will use an online pass.

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@noble95x actually it is to combat used game sales, because when games are sold used they don't make profits, they basically are just trying to get a piece of the pie that makes gamestop rich

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Get used to it soon every single game will be using this.

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"The online pass initiative is seen as a malicious effort to hurt lower income players and enables publishers to get paid several times for the same exact copy of a game." I fixed it for you, Gamespot.

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i always get my games new anyway so this doesn't bother me and i don't understand why people get so worked up about it all they are trying to do is make a little money off used sales (as they get NONE) which they are entitled to do in my opinion and you don't have to pay again if you get it new like some people seem to think and it takes less than a minute to do so what's the problem???

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4 me it doesn't matter cuz these r 1 of those games u buy 4 the single player not muiltiplayer but first I gotta get a PS3 & play the first 2 which I will

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brand new one for me :)

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Why would someone even want to trade in an uncharted game?

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the hell is the point??? to get more money...wow. i am a sony fanboy but i have got to say that this is just to desprate

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Won't affect me I don't play this online anyway.

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I am getting this new, but I'm not happy with this. Acting like used gamers are the bogeyman isn't helping anyone.

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In this scenario it won't affect me, because I'm getting it new, but I would have expected Naughty Dog to be above these tactics

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Personally I think it's a fair way to earn some cash from the used game sales. Much better than charging ridicules prices for DLC and the like. Still think games in general needs to be lowered ever so slightly in price.

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I have no issue with this, whatsoever. Regardless, I'm buying the collectors edition new, and keeping it forever, because this game will be too good to ever trade in. Bring it on, November 1st.

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It seems as though these publishers are trying to hinder the retail market. It's too bad since a lot of people find used games more "shelf-friendly".

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demonkingx5 I can see why they'd do it with the first game. Not the 2nd.

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Doesn't really affect me but still just a sad development for the games industry.

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i dont see why anyone would trade in uncharted in the 1st place

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Doesn't affect, I'm getting it new.