It wasn't meant to be this way.
By Tim Colwill on June 28, 2013 at 9:36 am
One of the reasons that Steam continues to be so much more phenomenally popular and well-liked than Origin is that it actually offers something beyond a digital store — and it looks like EA may finally be cottoning onto that fact.
EA’s Andrew Wilson, who heads up both Origin and the EA Sports label, claimed to GamesIndustry International that the company was looking to “re-establish Origin as a service to gamers, not as a means to drive transactions”.
When the Origin system was first envisioned, it was apparently intended to “enhance the experience of playing games,” across all platforms, but now Wilson admits that that vision hasn’t survived to the product today.
“Over the years … there’ve been some permutations of that vision that have manifested as part of Origin,” he said. “I think what we’ve done is taken a step back and said ‘Wow, we’ve actually done some really cool things with Origin.’ It is by no means perfect, but we’ve done some pretty cool things.”
“The plumbing is there. What can we do now to really think about Origin in the next generation?”
Source: GamesIndustry International