Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that SEGA will be bringing several of its most popular PC game titles to Origin. SEGA’s Total War? Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai is available now for pre-order on the popular direct-to-consumer gaming platform. Additional SEGA titles have yet to be announced, but will be eagerly awaited by PC gamers everywhere. Since launching last June, EA’s digital download service has attracted over 11 million registered users worldwide and 35 publishing partners have now signed up.
In addition to SEGA, other new publishers joining Origin today include Team 17 Software Limited, Rebellion, Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. 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.
?By partnering with publishers like SEGA, we?re able to bring even more of the industry?s best games to players on Origin,? said Craig Rechenmacher, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Origin at EA. ?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.?
?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,? commented John Clark, UK Managing Director and PC Digital Distribution Director at SEGA.
I for one am pretty excited about the fact that we’ll be seeing more and more games on Origin. For me, Steam still takes the cake as the community far exceeds that of EA’s, but who says there can’t be two!