Both the online pass and microtransactions have become commonplace this generation, but Insomniac Games wants no part of either.
The developer has revealed that their upcoming team-based third-person shooter, Fuse , will not have an online pass nor will it include microtransactions. They do urge you to buy the game new, though, as the lack of microtransactions means there's no other source of income for the designers. Help out the old-fashioned way!
The online pass was adopted by several major publishers over the past few years (including Sony) and it was created to combat the lucrative used game market. Used games don't bring in any profit for the developers or publishers; only the retailer makes out, and publishers were finally sick of that. As for microtransactions, there's plenty of evidence to support the idea that gamers like them just fine, while on the other hand, lots of consumers absolutely abhor the idea.
But you needn't worry about any of that when Fuse hits on May 28.
Related Game(s): Fuse