DICE has revealed – to no one's surprise – that Battlefield 3 will come with a code needed to play the modern-day warfare game online.
The news was confirmed by DICE designer Alan Kertz on Twitter. His comments were in response to follower questions on the need for an Online Pass code for the company's newest title. He said that the decision to use the system was "because servers cost money, and used games don't make developers any money."
Those who buy a used copy of the game will be able to buy an Online Pass on whatever network they are playing on – PlayStation Network or Xbox Live.
Given that EA has been at the forefront of this code-based method for dealing with used games, no one should be shocked by this news.