Sony has made the PSN Pass, first spotted this morning, official.
It launches this September with PlayStation 3 exclusive Resistance 3.
In a statement issued to Eurogamer this evening, Sony said PSN Pass will grant "full online access" to participating games.
"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," Sony said.
"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."
The implication is that second-hand copies of Resistance 3 will not include PSN Pass, forcing pre-owned buyers to pay for full online access.
With PSN Pass Sony is following the lead of EA, THQ, Codemasters and Warner, all of which have implemented an Online Pass scheme.
Will other upcoming PS3 exclusives, such as Uncharted 3, use PSN Pass?