Ubisoft and EA pair up, offer each other's games online

By Rick ยท 13 replies
Feb 22, 2013
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  1. Electronic Arts and Ubisoft are teaming up, each company planning to offer the other's library of games across their respective Origin and UPlay services. The move could be interpreted as a shot fired across Valve's bow -- the mind behind...

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  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    They can both go to a very warm, low place in my opinion.
    Darth Shiv and captainawesome like this.
  3. Littleczr

    Littleczr TS Addict Posts: 439   +86

    I like the move. It means I will have two places to buy games. Steam or Origin.
  4. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Maniac Posts: 350   +112

    Maan, can't these guys just pull the stick out of their arse's and put all of their stuff on Steam. Nobody can do a whole lot to knock Valve off its perch anytime in the foreseeable future. EA should be putting more resources into focusing on their customer service, rather than chasing goals they cannot reach.
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    Not sure that word is being used correctly, spinmaster or spindoctor would have been more suitable.
  6. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 253   +19

    They deserve each other.
  7. TekGun

    TekGun TS Booster Posts: 162   +25

    The saying "two wrongs don't make a right" spring to mind. To me it just makes both services twice as repulsive.
  8. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Kill it before it lays eggs!!
  9. I am not against competition in general, but sometimes it's more a feudal fractioning than an improvement for consumers. Imagine that instead of one currency in a country you would have 5 or 10, in the name of competition. I know that having several stores is not a bad thing, but Steam is not just a store, it's a digital distribution platform - it has your downloadable games library, a cloud with saved games, community stuff, friends... Being registered also in another system like this would be a headache already, and third or fourth one... Any competition should take place within a certain environment, which defines global terms, laws, currency, etc. Otherwise it's a chaos. I'd really prefer these companies would compete with their products, not with their delivery systems. It is obvious they build these systems only to promote their own games.
  10. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +242

    on topic:
    this is a serious move by these game companies.
    they cut the middle man so there's more profit margin.
    I hope they also improve their customer service or lower their game selling price
  11. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 820   +344

    Thanks for saying that. I almost choked to death with laughter.
  12. Aveon

    Aveon TS Rookie

    How abt crysis 3 free with Farcry 3 .
  13. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TS Guru Posts: 554   +9

    I prefer to have just the 1 digital platform installed

    I loved battlefield 3 beta, I hated that I needed origin and uninstalled it after beta finished.

    I didn't buy it as it wasn't on steam. I would have bought it if it was on Steam. Lost sale right here.

    EA are not doing themselves any favours. They should release there games on Steam, Impulse, Origin, all of them. mazimise sales

    Valve are a very good 3rd party vender, Stop treating steam as a threat and look at them as any other game store

    its essentialy saying 6 years ago when Physical sales where more importent "I am going to open EA shop, it only sells EA games, and I am also going to stop selling EA games at HMV, Game, blockbuster and all the other game shops on the high street"

    you must come to EA shop to get EA games. Stupid!
  14. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Maniac Posts: 253   +108

    "UPlay director Stephanie Perotti sees the move as part of an effort to improve its relationship with PC gamers."

    Yeah well not saying stupid **** like 9 out of 10 PC gamers are pirates is a pretty good start.

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