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Sega, Team 17 and others join EA's Origin platform

By James Brightman

Sega, Team 17 and others join EA's Origin platform

Thu 15 Mar 2012 2:09am GMT / 10:09pm EDT / 7:09pm PDT

EA's Origin continues to gain steam - no pun intended

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EA's Origin has today added several more partners to its line-up of third parties, as Sega, Team 17, Rebellion, Kalypso and more have all agreed to bring their games to the digital platform. This latest round of signings brings the number of publishers and developers on Origin to 35.

Sega will bring its popular PC titles to Origin, starting with Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai, which is now available for pre-order on EA's platform. More PC titles from Sega and others will be coming to Origin in the "coming months."

"By partnering with publishers like Sega, we're able to bring even more of the industry's best games to players on Origin," said Craig Rechenmacher, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Origin at EA. "With 11 million registered users around the world, Origin is fast becoming the destination for consumers looking for fresh new content to play with their friends."

"We're delighted to be partnering with Origin. The PC Market is continuing to grow and the prospect of offering the Total War franchise and the Sega range of PC titles to the Origin audience is very exciting," commented John Clark, UK Managing Director and PC Digital Distribution Director at Sega.

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Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic

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I must say, I'd feel more warm-and-fuzzy about Origin selling third-party games if they actually detailed what DRM was being used. Shogun 2: FotS uses Steamworks, so actually needs Steam to run. Yet nowhere on the Origin storepage does it say that. Same with Saints Row 3. And Choplifter HD. I know they're against Steam and all that, but they just don't give the consumer that much information.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Morville O'Driscoll on 15th March 2012 9:29am

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Steven Wemyss Senior QA Engineer, Avalanche Studios

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More to the point it seems anything which isn't an EA title is given almost no exposure on the shop page, if it wasn't for articles such as this I'd have no idea I could buy anything other than ME3, Sims3, SWTOR or BF3 on Origin as that's all that's ever advertised! Take a look at the Steam front page just for comparison and its not hard to see how differently things are handled, hell I even had to dig through Origin's shop pages to find Syndicate which was an EA title...

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Steven Wemyss on 15th March 2012 10:08am

Posted:4 years ago


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