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Origin Boasts 4M Client Installs; Promises Third-Party Content "Very Soon"

There are quotes on Gamasutra from Electronic Arts CFO Eric Brown, after he spoke today at a UBS conference in London. Speaking about their Origin service, he says to expect games from other publishers in the near future: "Initially, Origin is set up to deliver EA games, but very soon, we'll be delivering third-party content to Origin." He also spoke of how Origin is doing. "We're fairly excited about Origin," he said. "We have about 4 million installs of the client, we expect that number to climb substantially as we enter this ... holiday season." The article also notes that EA's PC games now install Origin by default, even if the game is purchased at retail.

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26. Re: Origin Boasts 4M Client Installs; Promises Third-Party Content Sep 10, 2011, 12:44 Retired
Pankin wrote on Sep 10, 2011, 12:40:
El Pit wrote on Sep 10, 2011, 03:01:
I don't like EA and therefore I don't like Origin (not the Origin of Ultima, of course), but I'd love to see Origin succeed just to put more pressure on Steam. Games have to be on both online platforms to make prices drop faster. Monopolies are never a good thing, therefore - and only therefore - Origin is good. I hope a lot of sheeple learn to love Origin, so that I as a Steam customer can capitalize on them!

Now, this is the right attitude.

Yea, cause prices on Steam are out of control! ugh.

Origin is not good. Name 1 reason - cause price is not one of them. Look at THEIR prices....
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