Titanfall on Origin only?

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#1 Edited by Branthog (7340 posts) -

It never occurred to me that this might be a limitation, but I'm seeing Titanfall spammed on Origin.

Will this influence anyone's choice of purchasing the game at all? I planned to get it on console and PC, but I'm reconsidering as I don't care for Origin at all for both reasons of principle and practice. (And, while I encourage more competition in the digital library arena to keep things progressing and improving across the board, I believe this should be done on the basis of service, price, interface and not by segregating actual content -- like a grocery store).

I mean, man, just imagine if they're going to stuff the Battlefield server browser thing into it? Meh. Also, I'm having a real hard time considering ever giving money through the Origin platform after the Sim City fiasco.. all that money for a game that I couldn't stomach beyond five hours. I don't buy a lot of EA games (since they only put out a couple per year that aren't sports or facebook games, anyway) but I can't swear off all of EA games entirely . . . swearing off Origin purchases as much as possible is about the most realistic stand I can take. :)

#2 Posted by GERALTITUDE (2859 posts) -

Probably.

#3 Edited by FriendlyPhoenix (352 posts) -

Like every other EA game since Valve changed their DLC policies, it'll probably be available for purchase on virtually every DD service that isn't Steam as an Origin code.

And no, this won't influence my purchase at all. Origin is a completely competent service that I have no qualms about using. I also think Battlelog is a perfectly fine interface for Battlefield 3 and wouldn't mind in the slightest if the PC version was integrated with it.

#4 Edited by Branthog (7340 posts) -

Like every other EA game since Valve changed their DLC policies, it'll probably be available for purchase on virtually every DD service that isn't Steam as an Origin code.

And no, this won't influence my purchase at all. Origin is a completely competent service that I have no qualms about using. I also think Battlelog is a perfectly fine interface for Battlefield 3 and wouldn't mind in the slightest if the PC version was integrated with it.

Origin is a competent service, but I have an aversion to retailers competing on exclusivity. I go to the grocery store that provides the best customer service, prices, and has the nicest cashiers and shopping carts and clean aisles and fresh produce -- but all the grocery stores generally carry the exact same product.

Digital markets should all offer the same complete variety of products and compete on their core competencies, instead of locking down things people really want and have to cave into getting through you.

I'm sure it'll come down to six hours before the game unlocks and I'll cave in, but I won't be proud of myself for it.

#5 Posted by rebgav (1429 posts) -

Like every other EA game since Valve changed their DLC policies, it'll probably be available for purchase on virtually every DD service that isn't Steam as an Origin code.

Kingdoms of Amalur was an EA Partners game, like Titanfall, which had its own Steam release. Crysis 2 also got a Steam re-release (but not Crysis 3.)

I would put money on Titanfall being an Origin exclusive but there is potential and precedent for Partners games coming to Steam.

#6 Posted by ManlyBeast (1134 posts) -

I'll only guy on steam, gog and amazon

#7 Posted by Alekss (327 posts) -

When are you people gonna shut up about it? Yeah, if it's EA it's only gonna be on fucking Origin.

#8 Edited by Blu3V3nom07 (4137 posts) -

Uh huh, honey.

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#9 Posted by RonGalaxy (2836 posts) -

ooooooooooooohhh, yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah

sssssssssss....

not sure how I feel about that

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#10 Posted by Aetheldod (3495 posts) -

Wont buy it regardless where it comes out ... I have room for only 1 multiplayer FPS and that will be alocated towards Destiny

#11 Posted by Andorski (5173 posts) -

Meh. I didn't mind booting up Origin in order to play BF3.

#12 Edited by thatdutchguy (1267 posts) -

lol

#13 Posted by konig_kei (595 posts) -

origin is fine, i get good speeds but battlelog can suck my dick.

#14 Posted by EXTomar (4446 posts) -

On PC, for games of this scale they claim they are going for I would rather they not depend on this style of third party tech. It would be like requiring to login to Steam to play WoW.

#15 Edited by McLargepants (354 posts) -

There is nothing wrong with Origin, except that it's a different DD thing. I actually like it in a lot of ways, in particular the way it handles DLC is so much better than how Steam does it. So no it won't affect my decision at all. The game seems pretty rad, so I'll probably get it day one.

#16 Posted by Svenzon (711 posts) -

It will probably be and it won't affect my purchase. I've got nothing against Origin really.

#17 Posted by falserelic (5277 posts) -

Everytime I seen TitanFall I can't help but think of Pacific Rim now..

#18 Posted by buft (3300 posts) -

I already have Origin, Uplay and Steam on my PC. I don't mind having all of these installed, so exclusively won't be an issue.

#19 Edited by MikeJFlick (435 posts) -

I bought BF3 on Origin, won't make that mistake again, I can live without titan fall.

#20 Posted by djhicks1 (150 posts) -

This is stupid. Who cares? If the game is good, get it. This is like those idiots voting EA as the worst company on the planet. Get over it. And @mclargepants : Agreed.

#21 Edited by OurSin_360 (825 posts) -

Probably, but since it's a xbone exclusive(at least timed) I wouldn't suggest putting it on origin only and cut down on PC sales even more.

#22 Edited by WeaponBoy (160 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@friendlyphoenix said:

Like every other EA game since Valve changed their DLC policies, it'll probably be available for purchase on virtually every DD service that isn't Steam as an Origin code.

Kingdoms of Amalur was an EA Partners game, like Titanfall, which had its own Steam release. Crysis 2 also got a Steam re-release (but not Crysis 3.)

I would put money on Titanfall being an Origin exclusive but there is potential and precedent for Partners games coming to Steam.

Comparing KoA and Crysis 2 to more recent exclusives doesn't really work. Crysis 2 was released well before Origin became a thing (ignoring the awfulness that was EADM) and KoA came out shortly after, but was in development long before. Neither of those games really had a chance to integrate with Origin the way stuff like BF3, ME3, etc. have.

The biggest reason why a game only comes out on Steam is because of Steamworks, the Steam SDK for stuff like DLC storefront, cloudsaves, and achievements. Integrating a game with an SDK is a huge task and doing it twice for two platforms is a pain. Hell, it's more like four platforms (360, PS3, Steam and Origin).

For newer Origin games like Crysis 3, Most Wanted (Hot Pursuit is still on Steam, mind), etc. they are now fully integrated with Origin's SDK so expecting them to go cross-platform once a deluxe edition comes out...well, it's kind of a pipedream.

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#24 Posted by HazeAI (4 posts) -

Bummer, yeah, the origin exclusivity thing didn't occur to me until this morning. I was pretty excited to play Titanfall, but I refuse to install Origin or Uplay. I have a 360 but won't pay for Live, and I'm not buying any future consoles. Looks like I'm SOL on Titanfall, oh well, plenty of other games to play.

#25 Posted by Forcen (1797 posts) -

Well, Kingdoms of amalur was on Steam. I sure hope it comes to steam.

#26 Edited by believer258 (11563 posts) -

@branthog said:

@friendlyphoenix said:

Like every other EA game since Valve changed their DLC policies, it'll probably be available for purchase on virtually every DD service that isn't Steam as an Origin code.

And no, this won't influence my purchase at all. Origin is a completely competent service that I have no qualms about using. I also think Battlelog is a perfectly fine interface for Battlefield 3 and wouldn't mind in the slightest if the PC version was integrated with it.

Origin is a competent service, but I have an aversion to retailers competing on exclusivity. I go to the grocery store that provides the best customer service, prices, and has the nicest cashiers and shopping carts and clean aisles and fresh produce -- but all the grocery stores generally carry the exact same product.

Digital markets should all offer the same complete variety of products and compete on their core competencies, instead of locking down things people really want and have to cave into getting through you.

I'm sure it'll come down to six hours before the game unlocks and I'll cave in, but I won't be proud of myself for it.

I know this is an old post, but I do have a response to your grocery store analogy.

Say you're in Grocery Store A. It's a fantastic grocery store, but you really want some Pop-Tarts. Grocery Store A simply doesn't carry Pop-Tarts for whatever reason. So why not go to Grocery Store B? They do have Pop-Tarts but they don't quite have the same level of service that A does. What's wrong with going to B?

Digital markets are unfortunately going to be a part of PC gaming (and gaming in general, with console exclusivity) for a long time, probably. Look on the bright side - having to keep Origin installed for a game or two is way better than having to buy three consoles for all of their exclusives. Though, I'll probably buy all the consoles when I'm out of college and get a real job anyway.

@forcen said:

Well, Kingdoms of amalur was on Steam. I sure hope it comes to steam.

If I'm not mistaken, Kingdoms of Amalur is a special case for some reason.

#27 Edited by Ghostiet (5208 posts) -

@believer258 said:

If I'm not mistaken, Kingdoms of Amalur is a special case for some reason.

It was self-published on Steam by 38 Studios on their insistence. EA handled the release on other platforms.

#28 Edited by Immortal_Guy (107 posts) -

When Half Life: Episode 3 comes to origin, then it's fair to start complaining that EA's games aren't on steam. I'm not saying that this sort of exclusivity isn't a problem, but Valve is guilty of it as much as EA is.

#29 Posted by Hunkulese (2628 posts) -

I still think it's super weird that Steam still has Steam sales for EA games.

#30 Posted by Missacre (566 posts) -

Yeah, I'm not putting spyware on my PC, not even for Titanfall. There's a reason EA is the worst company in the world.

#31 Posted by Example1013 (4833 posts) -

@missacre said:

Yeah, I'm not putting spyware on my PC, not even for Titanfall. There's a reason EA is the worst company in the world.

Blackwater's got nothing on EA Shitware.

#32 Edited by Bollard (5202 posts) -

I think they confirmed Titanfall would be Origin only to start. Origin works fine and I am happy to use it.

#33 Edited by spraynardtatum (2528 posts) -

Origin is a butthole. Mostly because it's another crappy password I have to reset every time I want to play something.

#34 Posted by Funkydupe (3305 posts) -

Boycotting Titanfall because of Origin? LOL.

#35 Posted by zombie2011 (4968 posts) -

I hope it's only on Origin, in fact I really want all publishers to start there own service and only have their games on it.

#36 Posted by Funkydupe (3305 posts) -

Addendum: LOL.

#37 Posted by spraynardtatum (2528 posts) -

@zombie2011: Why? That sounds like a huge mess. You'd need 20 different usernames and passwords and it'd require everyone to have a knowledge of all the different publishers that made each game.

Having one single location seems more convenient to me.

#39 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

I like how some people actually complain about Origin and how EA is gathering all sorts of data about how you use your PC and the information you give it.
But when Steam, Chrome, Skype, Windows, Linux, Whatever the Apple os is called this minute, and whatever else you can find on whatever system you have it's all fine and dandy.

I didn't think a perspective was a hard thing to get but apparantly it is.

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#40 Posted by TheHT (10804 posts) -

I don't mind Origin. It was and still is a minor inconvenience, but if I want a game bad enough I'll play it however I have to. Unless the service is really terrible. Like, some buy the game and only be able to install it once crap, or somethin.

Anyways, I used it for Mass Effect 3 and I'll probably use it for Dragon Age 3 and Titanfall.

#42 Posted by Hunkulese (2628 posts) -

@missacre: chances are if you have some sort of device capable of accessing Giant Bomb you have "spyware" all over it.

#43 Posted by Nekroskop (2786 posts) -

Welp. Can't play it then.

#44 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Boycotting Titanfall because of Origin? LOL.

More like boycotting Origin because of Origin and not playing Titanfall as a result. LOL.

#45 Posted by FriendlyPhoenix (352 posts) -

I still don't understand the hate for Origin. It feels like it's just disgusting fanboyism for Valve. I've yet to hear one reasonable complaint against Origin that doesn't also apply to Steam/Uplay/Desura/*insert other DD clients here*.

Also, why do we always refer to EA games as "Origin-only", but the countless Steamworks games aren't referred to as "Steam-only"?

#46 Posted by AgnosticJesus (539 posts) -

I think it's on the Xbox One as well

#47 Posted by chiablo (893 posts) -

I still don't understand the hate for Origin. It feels like it's just disgusting fanboyism for Valve. I've yet to hear one reasonable complaint against Origin that doesn't also apply to Steam/Uplay/Desura/*insert other DD clients here*.

Also, why do we always refer to EA games as "Origin-only", but the countless Steamworks games aren't referred to as "Steam-only"?

Similar to Steam, it was pretty crappy at first, but it seems to be pretty stable now. I don't mind it, but I would prefer if I had all of my digital games in one place instead of spread among multiple services.

#48 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4137 posts) -

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#49 Posted by Yesiamaduck (888 posts) -

Origin as a platform is perfectly fine.......

But it's EA so I MUST HATE IT

GRRRRRRRR EA why did you kill Lassy you MONSTERS?!?! Worst company (or CUNTany) in the world 2014 LOLOL *15year old activist post acting like facts but is actually opinion and facts lost in translation* BRB I'm off to listen to Jake Bugg because POP MUSIC ISNT REAL MUSIC.

#50 Edited by ProfessorEss (7254 posts) -

Why wouldn't it be? Regardless of what we think of them, at some point we're going to have to understand that the company that releases like, 100 games a day deserves to sell them via their own store.

Funny how we hate Gamestop for making money off of other people's work, hate Microsoft for making money off of other people's work but if someone even suggests that they might not give Valve a cut of their take we're all like "They hate videogames!!!!"

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