Origin signs on seven more publishers
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Feb 3, 2012 10:30AM PST
EA's Origin distribution service has been busy signing on even more third-party publishers to distribute through the channel. The company has now announced an additional seven publishers, including Remedy Entertainment of Alan Wake fame. Remedy will be bringing the title to Origin as part of the deal.
Other publishers coming to Origin include Focus Home Interactive, Iceberg Interactive (APB Reloaded), Strategy First, Macro Games, Selectsoft, and Legendo Entertainment. These join various other publishers like Capcom, THQ, Trion Worlds, and CD Projekt Red that have signed on since EA announced it would be expanding into third-party distribution.
"The momentum that we’ve achieved with Origin since launching in June has been incredible, buoyed by great games and great partners," said Origin senior VP David DeMartini in the announcement. "Our fast-growing user base demonstrates the interest from gamers across the world in fully-connected, 365-day digital game experiences. We're committed to evolving and expanding Origin to help players get the absolute most out of their games, and we’re just getting started."