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Monday, 16 January 2012 10:30

PC version of Mass Effect 3 tied to Origin

Written by David Stellmack

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No Steam release, at least initially

As expected, Electronic Arts will continue to more closely tie its games to the Origin digital distribution platform going forward. The latest news is that the upcoming release of Mass Effect 3 for the PC in both the physical and digital versions will require Origin. In addition, if you want to play Mass Effect 3 multiplayer you will require a constant Internet connection.

While Origin will be required, this has not ruled out the possibility of a Steam release. While at least initially there will not be a Steam digital offering, that might change. Of course once again the topic of Steam’s set of restrictive terms of service that dictate how developers may interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content is the issue here.

While Origin users will not be restricted to how many PCs they can install the game on, without a connection to Origin it is actually pointless. Mass Effect 3 is still slated for release on March 6th for those in North America, and March 9th for those in Europe. It is hard to say how much tying the game to Origin will hurt sales for the PC version; but since the console release will drive sales we are not sure that EA actually cares that much. Origin is here and we had better get used to it.

Also, the Digital Deluxe version of PC release of Mass Effect 3 is still exclusive to Origin buyers only.


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-1 #1 xrodney 2012-01-16 11:18
If it just require internet connection to authenticate fine, but I am NOT installing origin EVER.
 
 
-1 #2 Jurassic1024 2012-01-16 11:48
Quoting xrodney:
If it just require internet connection to authenticate fine, but I am NOT installing origin EVER.



lol@Steam dick riders.
 
 
+1 #3 thematrix606 2012-01-16 11:52
Quoting Jurassic1024:
Quoting xrodney:
If it just require internet connection to authenticate fine, but I am NOT installing origin EVER.



lol@Steam dick riders.


TBH he has a point, Origin is so bare, like an empty shell. At least Steam has features and loads of games >.>
 
 
0 #4 Nerdfighter 2012-01-16 12:56
Origin is a bit unpolished and unstable, but it seems like EA realizes how important digital game sales is, so they are investing a lot on Origin and sticking with it.
 
 
0 #5 Sodomy 2012-01-16 13:54
yeah the only issue i have with origin is the library. to be honest what steam and origin need to do is have a "share library" function, so I can run my origin games (bf3) from steam or vice versa (that way you can choose what prgram you like, which is steam currently, and EA is happy as it still gets a bit of the DD pie).
 
 
-1 #6 FakeJ 2012-01-16 16:50
Honestly, I'm not sure I even care about Origin anymore, but having to manage all these different platforms just to play a damn game is very annoying.

Frustrating, but hardly a reason not to buy what should be a awesome game.
 
 
0 #7 Kryojenix 2012-01-16 18:33
Quoting FakeJ:
Frustrating, but hardly a reason not to buy what should be a awesome game.

Funny you should put it this way. I'm someone who hasn't played Mass Effect, but has heard good things about it. However, since other games keep me busy enough, I'll probably never getting around to checking out Mass Effect because of these restrictions.
 
 
+1 #8 saneblane 2012-01-16 20:23
Origin is just another spyware. The thing that sets steam apart from these company based offerings, is that steam is a vendor neutral,digital delivery platform. Having to install a separate digital delivery system for every Game company or fly by night Indie house is not a future i want to be a part of. EA needs to just relax and stop with this origin mess, then we have game for windows live marketplace and Ubisoft is thinking about doing their own service.
This is getting annoying
 

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