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Origin to offer third-party titles starting in November

Thursday, 27th October 2011 17:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA has announced third-party PC titles will be offered on platform Origin starting in November.

Batman: Arkham City, and Saints Row: The Third , and titles from Capcom will be added, alongside undisclosed “top new releases,” from partners.

“We are very pleased to partner with EA and have Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s key PC titles available on Origin,” said WB senior VP for digital games Greg Ballard. “In growing our digital offerings for consumers we want to give fans increased access to critically acclaimed titles such as Batman: Arkham City.”

EA has hinted that third-party content would be joining the service since the summer, and as recently as September said the content would arrive “very soon.”

The firm will release its latest financial results this evening, and the call to investors afterward will likely provide more information on the matter.

Thanks, Gamasutra.

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9 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    Fuck off and just give us BF3 on Steam XD

    #1 3 years ago
  2. pukem0n

    just install origin, its basically the same crap as steam…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    I did not see that coming.

    As for BF3, I’ll wait for it to be on Steam. I can have fun with MW3 until then.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    I doubt very much EAs spyware will be a success with third party publishers and developers. Would you want one of your ‘rivals’ dicating terms and conditions for YOUR title?! I think not.

    Steam offers much more choice not only in games but also the community features it has and now comes with sensible pricing. Win/Win

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Ireland Michael

    @4 *hands you a tinfoil hat*

    #5 3 years ago
  6. revolting

    @4 “I doubt very much EAs spyware will be a success with third party publishers and developers. Would you want one of your ‘rivals’ dicating terms and conditions for YOUR title?! I think not.”

    You do realize that this is the exact same deal third party publishers and developers enter with Valve to get their games on Steam, right? (And MS for XBLA/GFW, and Sony for PSN, etc, etc.) Valve are a competative business entity whose primary objective is to make a profit, every bit as much as EA or anyone else.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DSB

    @6 EA is a major publisher, Valve is not.

    Which is why it’s so surprising that their competition are actually willing to work with them.

    Had it only been THQ, I could’ve perhaps understood that. They’re heading for bankruptcy anyway.

    @4 To be fair, business is a partnership. The terms need to be agreed upon by both parties. But I still don’t see why publishers like Capcom or THQ would want to give EA money.

    Maybe THQ is heading for a takeover?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. blackdreamhunk

    no offense EA but steam is just better than origin. origin opens up in your Internet browser steam does not.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    Case closed.

    #9 3 years ago

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