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Origin Woos Crowd-Funded Games

EA announces it will waive its distribution fees on Origin for crowd-funded, "ready-to-publish" downloadable PC games for 90 days after launch. They offer quotes from prominent Kickstarter projects praising the move. "Crowd-funded projects are like the 'people's choice awards' -- a way for gaming fans to express what they want to buy and play. It's great to see a big publisher like EA acknowledging that and opening up distribution opportunities for these games," says Jane Jensen, President, Pinkerton Road. "I have had a long relationship with EA and it is great to see them recognize and support the crowd-funded games model," said Brian Fargo, CEO, inXile Entertainment. "Having Origin waive their distribution fees for 90 days for fan funded games is a major economic bonus for small developers. We look forward to bringing Wasteland 2 to the Origin audience."

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6. Re: Origin Woos Crowd-Funded Games May 18, 2012, 21:17 killer_roach
 
ASeven wrote on May 18, 2012, 21:05:
The thread pretty much reflects my feelings. I don't care if it's on Origins as long as they don't get trapped by EA with some shady contract. As long as Origins is one of the various distributors for the game and not the only distributor I don't care. But it's EA we're talking about and more than likely there will be an awful catch since that is EA's nature.

EDIT: For information purposes, EA's shares are exactly at $14 per share. That's 1998 level of stock price.

Of course, EA is, IMO, a fairly undervalued company right now - as I pointed out the other day, they had $200 million in profits last quarter and still are valued less than Zynga (who posted a loss)... but that's neither here nor there, really.

Sure, EA is doing this for their own motives. We get that. But this is precisely the sort of developer outreach they need to make Origin a viable platform. It's not a perfect situation, but a solution that benefits both the developers and EA, with little cost to either, is pretty solid.
 
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