"We just agree to disagree."
By Tim Colwill on August 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm
Despite Origin positioning itself as a direct competitor to Steam, “there is no feud” between the two, claims EA boss Peter Moore. “It’s Valve. Gabe’s a great friend of EA’s. We’re a great friend of his, we like to think.”
Moore was, however, happy to explain EA’s continued beef with Steam’s T&C’s. “They have different terms and conditions that they put on their games that don’t meet what we would like to do with our gamers,” he said. “They insist on being a layer between the game developer and publisher and the consumer. They take a piece of the revenue stream. And they don’t allow us to go directly to the consumer to do patches and updates.”
“So we just agree to disagree. It’s not a feud. They have their terms and conditions. We do. They don’t meet.”
As we espoused recently on this site, EA needs to work harder with Origin to prove to consumers that it’s a viable alternative. Said Moore: “You’ll see updates all the time. It’s got to enhance your gaming experience in simple terms. That’s our job, to be able to do that.”