Microsoft's decision to make a u-turn on its Xbox One DRM plans has not changed EA's decision to scrap the online pass system.

"[There is] no change to our decision to discontinue Online Pass," EA senior director of corporate communications John Reseburg told Polygon. "It is dead."

"As we said a few weeks ago, none of our new EA titles will include online pass, and we are removing it from existing games as well," Reseburg said. "Nothing else on today's news, but did want to be clear that our online pass decision was based on player feedback, and there's no change."

EA has already made a number of Online Passes free to download on Xbox 360 and PS3 following its decision to abandon the scheme.

Many believed the online pass system would be replaced by new anti-used game policies, but EA COO Peter Moore said during E3 that the publisher was all for used games.

It remains to be seen if publishers will make new attempts to monetise the used game market.

Source: Polygon