EA Wants More Kickstarter Games On Origin

By William Usher 2012-05-18 15:07:04 discussion comments
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EA has implemented a new policy for their PC digital distribution service, developers who want to sell their games digitally can now do so without having to pay any distribution fees for 90 days.

According to Game Static, David DeMartini, Senior Vice President of Origin at EA commented about the new policy, saying...
"The public support for crowd-funding creative game ideas coming from small developers today is nothing short of phenomenal,"... "Itís also incredibly healthy for the gaming industry."..."Gamers around the world deserve a chance to play every great new game, and by waiving distribution fees on Origin we can help make that a reality for successfully crowd-funded developers."

According to Leviathyn, Brian Fargo and crew at inXile Entertainment are already eyeing EA's 90 day distribution waive for Origin, which would allow them to reap quite a bit of funds for their upcoming Wasteland 2 when the game does release.

However, this is EA we're talking about here and nothing this company does should go without speculation or unwarranted scrutiny. While the rent-a-server seemed like an awesome thing on paper, we later found out that it was ultimately to push the cost of servers entirely onto consumers. And while Online Passes were originally supposed to be used to combat pre-owned game sales, it was later discovered that these passes can expire incurring additional costs to unsuspecting consumers.

While the 90 day waiver policy looks good on paper, oftentimes these sort of measures have a bit more black tape around them than what meets the eye. However, on a positive note, it is good that EA is at least taking notice of crowd-funded projects and is offering to help promote these products, when they become available, on Origin.

You can learn more about Origin by paying a visit to the Official Website.
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