Electronic Arts’ Origin platform has been the subject of much grievance since its launch, as it seems many PC distribution services are next to the might of Valve’s Steam. However, Electronic Arts aren’t about to give up on their web store, now adding physical items to the catalogue; namely console videogames.
Available to purchase now are big hits such as Mass Effect 3, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and SSX, all at surprisingly competitive prices. Also listed for pre-order is Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, which sticks rigidly to its recommended retail price (RRP) of £49.99 GBP, which will most likely be higher than many high street retailers will charge. The selection is undoubtedly limited, but is still a good sign for future alternatives to the rapidly diminishing high street specialist stores.
Origin has provided this service in over territories previously, but here in the UK the addition of console titles is certainly a new experiment. Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with the Origin platform and any future expansions of its services.