Respawn on Titanfall on Origin vs. Steam

There's an interview on GameInformer.com talking with Vince Zampella about Titanfall, Respawn's "mystery project," and more. They frame one question around their theory that the PC edition of the multiplayer mech shooter suffered from being on Origin rather than Steam. His response doesn't disagree, as he says: "At some point you look at it and you say is it even worth now this much later the effort to put it on Steam, when it would be a lot of work and kind of bifurcate the community? We would have loved for it to be on Steam from day one, but at some point it just doesn't make sense anymore and you start looking to the future and I think we should not make that same decision again."
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Just like Uplay, Origin is only a proprietary install -- used because it *has* to be used to install the manufacturer's game, nothing more.

Why anyone would think Uplay or Origin are viable as a social, marketing, or otherwise "platform" is naive at best. No one would install them if they didn't have to, some are heartily opposed to it and won't purchase the game if its required.

Steam got there first, got it right, and long ago. Until Steam becomes a greedy monopoly or screws up somewhere bigtime, no one will look elsewhere. As it should be.
Yours truly,

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