THQ announced that its upcoming first person shooter, Homefront, will “feature” a multi-player cap for gamers that do not purchase new copies of the game. A voucher (THQ Online Pass) included with the game will unlock the level cap for online play with will be capped at 5. Renters and secondhand buyers can purchase a THQ Online Pass to unlock the cap for $10 US allowing players to level up to 75.
I understand that gaming studios have to do something to either get gamers to purchase new products or recapture some of the loss on used game sales. This seems like a reasonable way to do it. What do you think?