EA Signs Major Publishers For Origin

EA’s Origin has had a decent start in what they are hoping is a long online service tenure. Though it’s not looking to compete with Valve’s Steam, it is definitely getting compared with it by many.

EA announced today that it will begin offering more titles from other major publishers, including Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, THQ, and Capcom.  Starting in November, new releases such as Batman: Arkham City and Saints Row: The Third will join Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic on Origin.

Since launch, we’ve had overwhelming support from both publishers and developers across the gaming industry, recognizing Origin as an opportunity to deliver more of their great content straight to consumers across the globe,” said David De Martini, senior vice president of Origin at EA.

“We’re excited to welcome Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, THQ and Capcom as the first publishers to offer their games via Origin.”

EA has also begun adding new services to Origin, such as live streaming demos, free-to-play titles, and a cloud storage feature for game saves and achievements, which is currently in beta.