February 20, 2013

Ubisoft Games on Origin, EA Games on Uplay

The digital distribution industry has grown astronomically over the previous years, with Steam emerging as the dominant player. EA and Ubisoft both released their alternatives, Origin and Uplay, respectively. Now, in a bid to increase their market exposure, EA and Ubisoft have released their games on each others`distribution platforms.

Starting today in North America, select Ubisoft games are now available for purchase and download on Origin, with availability for Europe and Asia on Febuary 22nd. Some of the games are up for grabs include Assassin`s Creed 3, Far Cry 3, and Tom Clancy`s Splinter Cell Conviction.

"The heart of any valuable gaming service is delivering all the great content that players want, and the addition of Ubisoft's top PC titles on Origin, as well as EA's titles to Uplay, is a big win for all of our players," said Michael Blank, Vice President of Production for Origin at EA. "Today, Origin is reaching more players than ever before, and these exciting additions from Ubisoft show how committed we are to continually expanding the roster of hit games available and ready for download on Origin."

In addition, many of EA`s games will be available for distribution on Uplay. Some of their games include the recently released Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3, alongside many developed titles such as Mass Effect 3, The Sims 3, and Need for Speed: Most Wanted. These games are among the first to be released on Uplay, with many others following.

"Making our biggest franchises like Assassin's Creed and Far Cry available on Origin is a great way of exposing even more PC gamers to these great titles and giving them another choice in where and how they buy their games," said Chris Early, Vice President of Digital Publishing at Ubisoft. "Also, by adding excellent titles from EA to the Uplay shop, we're taking another important step in making Uplay the most rewarding set of services available to our customers."

Source: EA Press Release