Gabe Newell Gets All Steamed Up Over EA Origin

If it was out of 100, we reckon Gabe would give EA Origin 70!

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He's so Gabe. When this man speaks, world's tremble.
He's so Gabe. When this man speaks, world's tremble.
Gabe Newell, he heads up Valve. He's also therefore a top man at video game digital distribution service, Steam. Don't let that colour the way you take his comments about competing digital distribution service, EA's Origin though.

Gabe has told podcast SevenDayCooldown that, "They have a bunch of smart people working on it but I think they're still playing catch up to a lot of people who have been working in the space for a while". That'll be Steam then.

So, how is Origin doing? "That's not to say they won't build stuff in the future that is useful to software developers or to gamers but they haven't done that yet."

Of course, this doesn't mean that losing a huge source of revenue - EA's games - isn't a bad thing. Id love to have EA's games on Steam," he says. "I think EA wants to take their shot at building their own alternative to Steam, and if they're successful at that and their customers like that then that's great. We think their customers would be happy if their games were on Steam. We tell them that on a regular basis.

Source: SevenDayCooldown via MCV


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