Rumor: Mortal Kombat will require an online pass

Mortal Kombat

In an e-mail acquired by Joystiq via an anonymous source, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment looks to be joining Electronic Arts and THQ in the online pass method of preventing players from buying used copies of their products with Mortal Kombat.

WBIE doesn’t appear to be aiming to market the existence of the pass however, just letting the retailers know how to inform the consumer about it themselves. Anyone who acquires a used copy and needs to purchase an online pass will need to pay 800 Microsoft Points or $10 for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 respectively.

It appears that Mortal Kombat won’t be the only game the publisher will look to use the online pass feature for, as according to the Joystiq piece the company will be doing the same for F.E.A.R. 3 and Batman: Arkham City.

Here is what the excerpt of the e-mail provided by Joystiq had to say:

"Mortal Kombat, available on April 19 for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, includes a one-time-use registration code that gives players access to all online modes in the game. Players who do not have a code will get a free two-day trial of the online play and then be able to purchase the online modes for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and $9.99 on the PlayStation Network."



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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