October 27, 2011
EA’s Origin gaining momentum
EA has announced they they will be getting some heavy third party support from major game companies such as Warner Bros., THQ and Capcom. Currently Origin carries EA titles exclusively, this partnership will put titles published by other major companies on Origin’s shelf. If your one of the few who actually like Origin then this likely excites you, however this can only go one of two ways for the rest of us. Either EA will continue to let Origin be the sub par piece of trash that it is or this acquisition of titles produced by other major companies, thus broadening its horizons, will motivate if not require EA to step it up and make Origin a working piece of software. Personally I detest Origin, its glitchy, clunky and entirely unoriginal, it basically copies Steam, almost exactly, the UI is really the only difference between Origin and Steam. Despite the fact that Im no fan of EA, the fact is they are huge and arent going anywhere, and there is no denying they publish amazing games. So lets hope that EA making more titles available through Origin will get them to fine tune and polish it. At least they could put out a version that isnt a BETA version, I was actually surprised when I updated Origin for BF3 only to find at the top of the window “Origin Beta”, its been long enough they should have a more polished non beta version. So heres to hoping that offering non EA titles will end up with EA being held accountable for Origin and force them to really fine tune it and make a shiny program that can appease us all. Also on a final note, lets hope this doesnt have any negative effect on Steam and the deals/partnerships major companies have with Steam.