In response to reports earlier today, Sony has confirmed that it will introduce a 'PSN Pass' system that gives new game buyers a single-use code for access to the game's online components.
Here's the full statement:
"We are always evaluating new programs for our online offering, and starting with Resistance 3 this September, we will be instituting a network pass program for PS3 games with online capabilities.
"This program will be game-specific. Games that are a part of this program will include a single-use registration code that grants the account holder redeeming the code full online access for that title.
"This is an important initiative as it allows us to accelerate our commitment to enhancing premium online services across our first party game portfolio."
PSN Pass is very much like initiatives from other publishers such as EA's Online Pass and a similar system for THQ titles, which use one time access codes for online content and charge extra for pre-owned customers.