Jan 24, 2012

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Origin Expands With 11 New 3rd-Party Publishers

Origin Expands With 11 New 3rd-Party Publishers

 

EA’s plans to make Origin a true competitor for Steam (and not just a vehicle for their own games) is moving forward, with the announcement that eleven new third-party publishers will be joining the service in the coming months.

Trion Worlds is the first, its MMO Rift already available on Origin, and others will soon be joining, including Robot Entertainment, CD Projekt Red, Freebird Games, Recoil Games, Autumn Games, 1C Company, inXile entertainment, Paradox Interactive, Core Learning Ltd. and N3V Games.

The actual games that will be available were not disclosed, although with CD Projekt on the list, it’s a good guess that The Witcher 2 at the very least will be available.

EA has also made deals with Warner Bros. Interactive, THQ and Capcom, although there’s no sign of when gamers can expect games like Batman: Arkham City or Street Fighter to arrive on Origin.

While EA boasts over 5 million gamers have adopted Origin, that’s largely because of exclusivity, including Star Wars: The Old Republic. The upcoming Mass Effect 3 is also slated as an Origin-exclusive.

[Source: Gamasutra]