Third-party support inbound to EA’s Origin
Arkham City and Saints Row leading the bandwagon, more to come from Capcom.
Electronic Arts’ digital distribution outlet Origin is to soon feature game releases from third party companies, with major upcoming titles kicking off on the platform starting this November in Batman: Arkham City and THQ’s Saints Row: The Third.
Together with Warner Bros. and THQ’s submissions on the platform, Capcom will also follow suit and thus add their content to EA’s digital store.
“Since launch, we’ve had overwhelming support from both publishers and developers across the gaming industry, recognizing Origin as an opportunity to deliver more of their great content straight to consumers across the globe,” said EA’s Origin VP David DeMartini.”We’re excited to welcome Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, THQ and Capcom as the first publishers to offer their games via Origin.”
With major publishers signing up to Origin, EA opts to expand its library of available games, which currently boasts over 100 EA-only PC titles. Is that a step from the publisher in hopes to dethrone Valve’s PC market domination? Or do you see that as a far cry, considering the near-hectic launch of the platform-exclusive Battlefield 3? Let us know.