Electronic Arts Game Origin Coming to Android
Electronic Arts just announced that their method of distribution for games, called Origin will launch on Android through a special client. We’ve got Steam out there, Amazon with a similar service Google, Microsoft and Apple with their own solutions and now Electronic Arts.
Origin is basically EA’s app store, used to offer games and content straight from their maker or distributor. This offers the consumers a more direct way to get the digital products than downloading them from the play Store. Origin will allow users to buy straight to it and I wonder if many will opt for that instead of buying through Google Play Store. It could be similar to the Nvidia Tegra Zone, basically a portal that actually sends you to the Play Store in the end.
I’ve yet to see big companies coming up with their own app stores, since the likes of LG, Samsung and Sony have tried, but have been far from impressive so far, with many of their apps not being rated or merely leading to the Play Store for downloads. Will EA succeed where huge phone makers failed?