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Origin on Wii U unlikely for now, says Moore

Friday, 26th October 2012 10:27 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii U is to incorporate a degree of connectivity with EA’s Origin service, although details are still scant. It seems that it will – at least – require all EA games being played on Wii U to be authenticated by Origin. EA’s Peter Moore has discussed the matter in a new interview.

Speaking with CVG Moore cast doubt on the full Origin service coming to Wii U in the near future and simply stated, “We haven’t made any announcements on that”.

Moore stated that he sees Origin as a purely mobile and PC-focused service, creating further distance between it and Nintendo’s console, “Origin continues to be a PC-centric service, one that’s moving quickly to mobile, but as things evolve in the coming years we’ll look at where the demand is. But at the moment Origin is very much PC centric and mobile centric.”

What’s your take on Origin on Wii U? Would it be a coup for EA? Let us know below.

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  1. BraveArse

    I can’t see much “demand” for origin on a console with its own store. Will this not likely be a/ another Ubi style attempt at internet dependent piracy prevention or b/ a means of preventing s/h sales?

    Probably a bit of both? Certainly can see this being problematic if the secondhand argument gets going again. Given that this is the company that came up with Project $10, I can’t see it being anything else.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    Remember that future I keep babling about where platforms don’t matter and mega publishers use almost cable TV “channels” that you have to subscribe to and then and only then do you get to play their games? You can play those games across several different devices, from Tablets that conect to your TV, to smart TVs, to dedicated media boxes under the TV.

    That is where EA is taking origin. And if you look, you can see it.

    #2 2 years ago