THQ has confirmed that UFC 2010 Undisputed will contain single-use codes for online play, making it the latest publisher to require pre-owned purchasers to pay extra to get everything.
EA Sports was first out of the gate with the announcement of Online Pass, a system of codes included with new releases that will give access to bonus features and online gameplay, but THQ will be the first to actually make it happen when UFC 2010 Undisputed comes out next week. The game will come with a code that players will need if they want to play online and once it's used, future owners will need to cough up five bucks for the privilege.
The 2010 edition of the game will include a new "Fight Camp" mode that will let players train together in groups of up to 40 people. "This multiplayer content for UFC Undisputed 2010 will be available via a one-time code included with the game at purchase," the publisher explained in a statement to Destructoid. "Codes for accessing the content will be available for second-time buyers for an additional $5."
It sure didn't take long for EA's "experiment" to morph into "the way things are." It looks like this is the future, kids. I suggest you get used to it.