EA and Ubisoft swap titles on Origin and Uplay
PC gamers now have choice thanks to the joint effort of Electronic Arts and Ubisoft. The two publishers have announced an agreement to share their titles on each others' PC digital distribution service.
For EA and its Origin client, this means Assassin's Creed 3, Far Cry 3, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction are available for download starting today in North America. Europe and Asia availability will begin on February 22.
“The heart of any valuable gaming service is delivering all the great content that players want, and the addition of Ubisoft’s top PC titles on Origin, as well as EA’s titles to Uplay, is a big win for all of our players,” said Michael Blank, Vice President of Production for Origin at EA. “Today, Origin is reaching more players than ever before, and these exciting additions from Ubisoft show how committed we are to continually expanding the roster of hit games available and ready for download on Origin.”
In a trade-off, EA will be bringing its top PC downloadable titles to the Uplay shop, Ubisoft's digital distribution service. Dead Space 3, FIFA 13, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Mass Effect 3, and The Sims 3 are now available worldwide on the Uplay shop.
“Making our biggest franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry available on Origin is a great way of exposing even more PC gamers to these great titles and giving them another choice in where and how they buy their games,” said Chris Early, Vice President of Digital Publishing at Ubisoft. “Also, by adding excellent titles from EA to the Uplay shop, we’re taking another important step in making Uplay the most rewarding set of services available to our customers.”