MeanJim wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 13:39:
Rhialto wrote on Oct 23, 2020, 12:52:
Nice, goodbye Origin client. Apex was the only game I had using this client.
Don't all of the recent EA releases on Steam still require Origin?
Yes. It's been like this literally forever. Same with Uplay.
No idea why people feel the need to run 2x DRMs at once every time they wanna play. If nothing else, it just takes longer every time you want to play. You doubleclick the icon on your desktop and it has to open Steam, then open Origin. Putting aside the ethical concerns of giving a company that has zero to do with the production and maintenance of the game you want to play a sizable chunk of the earnings... it's just a worse consumer experience. The only reason this stuff exists is to cater to gamers who have decided they will only buy games from one storefront.
The Steam client doesn't even provide the bandwidth to download and patch the game, it's all through Origin in this case. Steam is acting as a payment processor, nothing more. You want a Quarter Pounder with Cheese, and instead of buying it from McDonalds, you're saying "I only buy burgers from Burger King", so you walk across the street and order your Quarter Pounder with Cheese from Burger King, and they take your money, then give you a coupon for the burger, and you have to walk back across the street to the McDonalds to get it. Burger King doesn't make the Quarter Pounder, they have nothing to do with McDonalds burgers, but they'll take your money in exchange for a shittier customer experience for you! Protip, next time just go to McDonalds for the Quarter Pounder, that's where they're made, and you won't have to walk across the street every time you want to eat.
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