Gamers Unable To Redeem Dirt 3 Online Passes On PS3

by Matt Helgeson on May 25, 2011 at 12:44 PM

The continued outage of the PlayStation Store has left Dirt 3 owners unable to access the game's online features. Unlock Mortal Kombat, which temporarily waived its online Kombat Pass until the PlayStation Store is back online, Codemasters told Eurogamer ""We've looked into doing something similar for DiRT 3 but it's not technically possible. It's hard-coded into the game."

Online passes -- which can only be redeemed from new copies of a game -- are increasingly common, in an effort to discourage used sales. However, outages like this raise the question of just what consumers are buying when they pay $60 for a game.

At present, Sony has put no firm date on a restoration of the PlayStation Store, promising only that it will be up around the end of May.

Source: Eurogamer