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Used Copies Of Rage Will Contain Locked Single-Player Content

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Posted on August 12, 2011 AT 04:44am

Online passes have become more frequent in game releases over the last year to the point where most games now require a code to access multiplayer content, forcing purchasers of a used copy to buy a code.

It appears that Rage will be taking this one step farther by locking some doors in the single-player game that will only open if you purchased a new copy of the game. On top of this id Software will not be making a code purchasable for used copies of the game, basically locking this content off to them completely.

Creative Director, Tim Willits said;

“Most people will never even see it. I can tell you, some people will buy Rage, download [the new-purchase content], and still never set foot in those things. They just won’t. I think that’s fair. It’s cool. It’s outside the main path. We’re not detracting from anything. But I know some consumers, when you can’t avoid it, then you get a little touchy subject.”

What are your thoughts on the use of online passes to access content?

Nick Baumfeld
Bio: Nick Baumfeld has been involved in the video game industry for a good 12 years. He has seen the industry from all view points and has a background in websites, website integration and social media. Nick pioneered the online video game rental business back in the day, moved forward into online video game trading and then moved viral with the well received Video Games Application on Facebook. Today, he has joined up with EGM founder Steve Harris to create something truly unique and special; EGMNOW, a community dedicated to all manner of gamers.

Gaming MO: Nick is a first person shooter type of gamer and enjoys heated bouts of Halo with friends and family (even while being schooled by his children).
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