Sony To Start “PSN Pass” Program, Phase out PSP Digital Comics

08 Jul, 2011

More changes are coming to Sony’s Playstation properties. Similar to EA’s Online Pass, Sony will be implementing a “PSN Pass” on exclusive releases, a one-time code that will offer access to online features. The upcoming feature was discovered yesterday by Konsolentreff, which published pictures of a Resistance 3 bundle that advertised the “PSN Pass”.

“We are always evaluating new programs for our online offering, and starting with Resistance 3 this September, we will be instituting a network pass program for PS3 games with online capabilities,” a Sony spokesperson detailed. “This program will be game-specific. Games that are a part of this program will include a single-use registration code that grants the account holder redeeming the code full online access for that title…This is an important initiative as it allows us to accelerate our commitment to enhancing premium online services across our first party game portfolio.”

With a new addition comes a subtraction, as the Playstation Blog announced that this week’s Digital Comics update for the PSP will be the last. New content will continue to come to other Sony devices (presumably Playstation Certified phones and tablets), and the existing database of approximately 4,000 comics will remain available on the PSP for the time being.

Any EGs going to miss PSP digital comics? What’s your thought on a hardware maker getting into the one-time code business? Comment below!

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