F12013 02 Aug

A spokesperson from Codemasters has told MCV that it will drop the “VIP Pass” system initially planned for its upcoming racer, F1 2013.

Codemasters’ VIP Pass was launched in 2011, and it required players to input a code or pay a one-time fee to access the multiplayer features of their games. Electronic Arts had the same Online Pass program but announced in May that they were cancelling it for its existing and future games.

“We recently reviewed the VIP Pass activation system and took the decision not to include it in either F1 2013 and F1 2013: Classic Edition”, a Codemasters spokesperson said to MCV, in part. “Players will not be required to activate multiplayer functionality via a VIP Pass code and we have no plans to replace the pass with an alternative paid-for activation system in the game when it launches this October.”

(via Joystiq)