It’s no surprise to anybody that many gamers take issue with EA’s Origin service. But EA continues to try to court the ‘core’ market, and try to be “the best download site it can possibly be”. One of the ways they’re trying to reach out to the ‘cores is crowd-funded games, offering them the opportunity to be listed on Origin free of charge.
The man in charge of Origin, David DeMartini, admits that any move by EA elicits a certain reaction, but said this move was “one of the few things we have done that wasn’t controversial and nobody had anything negative to say.” In Origin’s defense, he goes on to say: “People forget that when Steam launched, there was a lot of backlash from the core. Origin represents a change, and anytime EA does something that is significant in the industry, it generates a certain amount of reaction.”