Posted May 18, 2012 by Xtremexx in News

EA Trying To Get Kickstarter Games On Origin?

originlogo EA Trying To Get Kickstarter Games On Origin?

Recently, EA announced they they will remove their distribution fees on Origin for crowd funded games for 90 days, this program is only for projects that are fully funded, complete and ready-to-publish.

“The public support for crowd-funding creative game ideas coming from small developers today is nothing short of phenomenal,” said David DeMartini, Senior Vice President of Origin at EA. “It’s also incredibly healthy for the gaming industry.

“Gamers around the world deserve a chance to play every great new game, and by waiving distribution fees on Origin we can help make that a reality for successfully crowd-funded developers.”

One of the already confirmed projects that will be coming soon is Wasteland 2  from inXile Entertainment. “I have had a long relationship with EA and it is great to see them recognize and support the crowd-funded games model,” said Brian Fargo, CEO, inXile Entertainment.

“Having Origin wave their distribution fees for 90 days for fan funded games is a major economic bonus for small developers.  We look forward to bringing Wasteland 2 to the Origin audience.”

So what do you think of this? is EA actually supporting crowd-funded games or are they just taking advantage?


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