EA has today announced that players will actually be able to access the multiplayer content in their upcoming Snowboarding game SSX without an online pass.
You will be able to play the game’s online modes, including Explore and Global Events, without the use of an online pass. Credits that have been earned, however will not be awarded without the activation of an online pass.
In a statement to Game Informer, EA had the following to say:
In SSX, players without an Online Pass are able to compete and play in both of SSX’s online game modes, Explore and Global Events with no restrictions. In Global Events, the top finishers from each event are awarded with in-game credits. These in-game credits earned during play will not be awarded to the player if they do not have an Online Pass; these credits will be stored so that at any time, if a player redeems an Online Pass code, all the credits that they had previously earned in Global Events will be immediately awarded to them.
Economy balance makes it possible to unlock all available content and allows you to participate in all event drops across both Explore and Global Events, with credits earned solely in Explore.
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SSX is released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America on February 28th and in Europe on March 2nd.