Mortal Kombat and Batman Arkham: City to Require Online Pass?

According to Joystiq, Warner Bros. might be following suit with EA and THQ in how they handle online gameplay and features. EA and THQ requires players to have an online pass to access online features. If you buy the game new, the game comes with a pass code you can enter. If you don’t have the code, it’s going to cost you $9.99 on the PlayStation Network and 800 MS Points on Xbox Live Marketplace. This is a strategy to deter people from buying or sellers from profiting from used games. If Warner Bros. Interactive does this, games like Mortal Kombat, F.E.A.R. 3, and Batman: Arkham City will be affected.

Here’s the email that Joystiq has received from their source:

Mortal Kombat, available on April 19 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, includes a one-time-use registration code that gives players access to all online modes in the game. Players who do not have a code will get a free two-day trial of the online play and then be able to purchase the online modes for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and $9.99 on the PlayStation Network.

Source: Joystiq

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