It seems this generation will be the generation of the Online Pass......
Everybody's Golf was the first PS Vita game to use online pass, however now WipEout 2048 also requires an online pass.
The online pass is required to play Wi-Fi games, it is also needed for features such as cross play.
Online Pass will come free if you purchase your game at a retail store, however if you purchase a copy off the PSN store, you will need to separately purchase an Online Pass.
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