Gamers looking to buy a used copy of UFC Undisputed 2010 might want to think again. Â THQ has announced that you will need a code to use any of the XBox Live/Playstation Network features in UFC Undisputed 2010. Â This code is located on the back of the instruction manual and is good for one use. Â If you buy a new copy of the game you have nothing to worry about and are good to go. Â However, if you buy a used copy of the game, and you want to use the online features in UFC Undisputed 201o then there will be a one time fee of $5 to purchase the license. Â THQ’s official comment on the situation is as follows:
THQ is delivering a truly unmatched online gaming experience for fans of UFC and across all fighting games in general. Â The main enhancement of UFC Undisputed 2010′s premium online content is the new “Fight Camp Mode” in which players can assemble ranks of up to 40 people and train together. Â This is a significant value-add to the game as players can continually improve their skills by training with their friends and bringing teams of MMA specialists together.
This multiplayer content for UFC Undisputed 2010 will be available via a one-time code included with the game at purchase. Â Codes for accessing the content will be available for second time buyers for an additional $5.
Details for acquiring the codes and how this will work will be available via the UFC community site.
With EA Sports announcing a similar program with their upcoming titles, and with Madden NFL 10 already requiring a code for online franchises, one has to wonder whether this will become a common practice. Â Stores such as Gamestop certainly make a lot of money on used titles which is money the developer doesn’t see. Â What do you think?