We have some rather surprising news to bring you now, as we’re hearing that the upcoming Mortal Kombat 2011 game on the Xbox 360 and PS3 will feature Warner Bros’ Online Pass requirement, meaning that players will need to enter a code if they want to access all of the online features in the game.
The news has yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros, but an email received by Joystiq, has inadvertently confirmed things earlier than expected. The email explains that when the game reaches retailers on April 19th, the game will contain a code which you’ll need to unlock the various online modes in the highly anticipated gore fest.
It may seem pretty irrelevant to those of you who are getting the game from day one regardless, but what about those of you who are planning on buying a used copy? Well you’ll now have to pay $9.99 on the PS3, or 800 Microsoft Points in order to get a code from Warner Bros to play online, it sounds pretty harsh, but logical to them from a business perspective since a lot of other companies are doing it as well. If you choose not to purchase a code for the game, you’ll only be able to sample the online features for 2 days before you are swiftly removed from the servers.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think this is a step backwards for Mortal Kombat? This info has only just come out, but as a gamer myself, I know there’s bound to be a few of you who will be furious about this. We’ll update you when we hear full details on the situation.