Well, after Sony's online pass program debuted with Resistance 3 , you had to figure future first-party games would also have the same restriction.
The initial confirmation came when Spanish site The Vault quoted Sony Spain software manager Juan Jimenez saying Naughty Dog's latest would use the network pass. It was later confirmed to GameSpot .
Like EA's and THQ's Online Passes, if you buy Uncharted 3 new, you won't have to pay anything extra to sample the game's online multiplayer. However, if you purchase it used, you'll have to pay $10 to gain access. Now the question is, could this damage the game's sales potential? Many say the online pass was partly to blame for lower than expected sales of Resistance 3 , even if we believe it had more to do with the upcoming shooter lineup.
Furthermore, multiplayer for shooters is typically a much bigger draw; the multiplayer in Naughty Dog's game will be appealing, but the title will thrive on its single-player adventure. And of course, Uncharted 3 is different; it's widely regarded as one of the most anticipated titles of the year and an almost guaranteed Game of the Year contender. So does the online pass hurt at all? Does it even matter?
Related Game(s): Uncharted 3