PlayStation Knowledge Center
PlayStation Online Pass is a new program where you must first enter a voucher code to unlock multi-player online game play. First-party games that feature multi-player online, will include a voucher on the back of the software manual that will unlock this feature for the consumer. Consumers who purchase "used copies" of games that feature online multiplayer can unlock this feature by purchasing the entitlement through the PlayStation Store.
The first SCEA title to feature this on the PS3 is Resistance 3.
The voucher for Resistance 3 will be on the back of the manual and look like this
If you attempt to access the Multiplayer mode,
and have not entered a Online Pass code for the game, the following message will appear:
"An Online Pass is required to access online features. Please enable your Online Pass or purchase one from the PlayStation Store."
You must redeem the voucher for Online Pass in order to play the game online.
Redeeming the voucher
- To redeem the voucher go to [PlayStation Network] > [Account Management].
- Go to [Redeem Codes].
- Enter the voucher code then hit "Continue" and you will then be able to access the online Multiplayer portion of Resistance 3.