With Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception being one of Sony's biggest titles for the PS3 this year, this isn't much of a surprise. Each copy of Uncharted 3 will provide an online pass code that you need to input before trying out the game's multiplayer.
Why the need for Online pass? well they want to earn more, at the same time it's the company's way of fighting second-hand buying. Sure you can still get a second-hand copy, but if you want to give the multiplayer a shot(assuming the online pass for that copy is already used), you'll need to buy your own Online pass in the PSN store for $10 bucks.
Online pass is slowly getting implemented whether we like it or not. Ubisoft is doing the Online Pass idea and it looks like Sony is too. THQ, EA and Warner Bros(Mortal Kombat) is also doing it and it's only a matter of time when ever game developer will be implementing the Online pass with games that have multiplayer.
What do you guys think of the Online Pass? I don't think it's that bad, but then again I don't buy second-hand games that often.
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will be in stores on November 1, 2011 exclusively on the Playstation 3.