Uplay Gets EA Games, Origin Get Ubisoft Titles

It's not an evil alliance, but some (those that don't like Uplay and Origin) might view it that way. It looks like Uplay and Origin are doing a little foreign exchange action, with Ubisoft's digital distribution platform getting select EA titles and EA's digital distribution platform getting games from Ubisoft. Ubisoft's Uplay service is also offering games from other third-party publishers including Warner Bros., Focus Home Interactive, Freebird Games, Paradox Interactive, Telltale Games and more. Games added to the Uplay catalog include Batman: Arkham City GOTYE, Crysis 3, Orcs Must Die 2, The Walking Dead and To the Moon.

Ubisoft hinted at the possibility that its games would begin appearing in Origin's catalog late last year…

While some might see this as two evil empires using their DRM-full distribution services to fight against other digital distribution platforms like Steam, ultimately it means that gamers have more places to buy the games they like.

Source: Joystiq


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    GrimCW says:

    So we got Uplay on Steam and Origin now, but only origin on Uplay?

    Let me know when i get get the EA games on STEAM again and i might bite.

    But until then, and after the reviews of late, higher pricing, and lack of any real incentives combined with bad experiences in the past versions (EAD) I'm not touching Origin except onthe SOLE uses for BF3 and ME3.

    Even then i haven't played ME3 after my first play, despite replaying 1 and 2 repeatedly.. Hell, haven't even touched its DLC…

    And still its locked down in offline mode, and shutdown when not in use (vs STEAM being always on for my system)

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