Origin signs on seven more publishers

EA has announced seven more third-party publishers joining Origin's distribution channel, including Remedy Entertainment and Iceberg Interactive.

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EA's Origin distribution service has been busy signing on even more third-party publishers to distribute through the channel. The company has now announced an additional seven publishers, including Remedy Entertainment of Alan Wake fame. Remedy will be bringing the title to Origin as part of the deal.

Other publishers coming to Origin include Focus Home Interactive, Iceberg Interactive (APB Reloaded), Strategy First, Macro Games, Selectsoft, and Legendo Entertainment. These join various other publishers like Capcom, THQ, Trion Worlds, and CD Projekt Red that have signed on since EA announced it would be expanding into third-party distribution.

"The momentum that we’ve achieved with Origin since launching in June has been incredible, buoyed by great games and great partners," said Origin senior VP David DeMartini in the announcement. "Our fast-growing user base demonstrates the interest from gamers across the world in fully-connected, 365-day digital game experiences. We're committed to evolving and expanding Origin to help players get the absolute most out of their games, and we’re just getting started."

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    February 3, 2012 10:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Origin signs on seven more publishers.

    EA has announced seven more third-party publishers joining Origin's distribution channel, including Remedy Entertainment and Iceberg Interactive.

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      February 3, 2012 10:43 AM

      Bringing Alan Wake to Origin... which is going to be a Steamworks game. LOL

      The ultimately silly thing would be you buying the game from Origin and them giving you the key to register and download via Steam.

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        February 3, 2012 12:28 PM

        Haha that would be awesome.

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          February 3, 2012 12:30 PM

          I wonder if we'll see a pissing match between Valve and EA over publishers that sell games on both platforms. One denying others' keys etc.

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      February 3, 2012 11:33 AM

      When it comes down to it, if Origin can drive the prices of games down due to competition with Steam, then it's a good thing. Doesn't mean I would ever use Origin, though.

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      February 3, 2012 11:36 AM

      Isn't Alan Wake a 4 year old game? I saw previews of it back in 2008 when I got my quadcore CPU. 4 years is a long time to keep a game XBox exclusive.

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      February 3, 2012 3:33 PM

      I wonder if Activision will sign up with EA.... lol.

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      February 4, 2012 2:58 AM

      There's a reason why it's pretty much all the second run publishers who are signing on, and it's not because Origin is a great idea.

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        February 4, 2012 3:01 AM

        Since when is competition a bad thing? I love Steam as much as the next guy, but I've become increasingly uncomfortable over the years with a single developer controlling the bulk of the PC digital distribution market.

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          February 4, 2012 3:06 AM

          EA isn't competition :( EA buys competition and then runs their IP into the ground while they sell off the original developers. You guys can pretend they are all roses and wine but everybody with a memory longer than a few minutes remembers them for being the shittiest developer ever, Activision learned from EA.

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      February 4, 2012 3:01 AM

      Dear Shacknews,

      I have no problem with Origin or GFWL, and I've been playing PC games since Wolf 3D. And I played Tandy and Apple II games even before that. Am I broken, or is it all of you who are?