Originally Posted by dmasteR
Negative, they had a EA Store application as well that worked with EA Download Manager. I bought 2142 this way as well as Medal of Honor.
All they did was integrate the two together and now we have Origin. EA Download Manager had in game chat, in game browser, etc etc. Everything Origin has currently in fact.
All they did was rename and reskin EA Download Manager.
EA Download Manager 8.0
The point I was making is that all of the big upgrades like chat/friends list/in game web browser etc came probably less than a month or so of the rebranding.
Therefore people saying EADM is the same as Origin isn't telling the whole story as such as it makes it sound like what Origin is now was available years ago when it's only been 12 months since the program made its radical change of direction and added these features.
I guess the discussion is kinda silly at the end of the day.
People are complaining that Origin isn't like Steam, then complaining that it's trying to be like Steam, then complaining that it's not being quick enough to catch up to Steam, then complaining that they dont even want competition to Steam and around and around and around it goes.
Originally Posted by Zcypot
I was under the impression Devs chose either Steam or origin. I dislike Origin because I have Steam already, but I think it is really up to the devs whether or not the title is exclusive to steam or origin is it not? Heck I don't mind stand alone, but patching would be annoying... Unless they have their own platform which make things much more difficult. I think that is why they adapted to Steam.. everything is just there already.
Titles dont have to be exclusive to either as the Batman/Saints Row/etc titles have shown.
However, I think EA are just going to do what Valve do and make their games exclusive to their own client.Edited by GrizzleBoy - 4/23/12 at 2:28pm