Electronic Arts announced today that SEGA will bring its most popular PC game titles to Origin, EA’s direct-to-consumer gaming platform. SEGA’s Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai is now available for pre-order to PC gamers on Origin. In addition to SEGA, other new publishers joining Origin today include Team 17 Software Limited, Rebellion, Kalypso Media Digital and more, bringing the number of game publishers and developers on Origin to 35 partners.
PC downloadable titles from each of these partners will be available on Origin in the coming months.
Craig Rechenmacher, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Origin at EA said:
“By partnering with publishers like SEGA, we’re able to bring even more of the industry’s best games to players on Origin. With 11 million registered users around the world, Origin is fast becoming the destination for consumers looking for fresh new content to play with their friends.”
John Clark, UK Managing Director and PC Digital Distribution Director at SEGA added:
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Origin. The PC Market is continuing to grow and the prospect of offering the Total War franchise and the SEGA range of PC titles to the Origin audience is very exciting.”
According to its press release, Origin offers fast and safe game downloads for many of the industry’s most popular PC titles, including Mass Effect 3, Battlefield 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, FIFA 12, Batman: Arkham City, Saints Row: The Third and Rift. In addition, Origin features provide a more dynamic and convenient play experience for the gamer.
Beyond the fast download capability, automatic log-in and built-in customer service, Origin in-game overlay and chat features make for a more lively social experience, and cloud saves let gamers save and continue games from any computer, anytime, anywhere. Live streaming demos on Origin also allow gamers to try some games before they buy.