Origin and Star Wars: The Old Republic do well for EA in 2011
Towards the end of 2011 Origin and the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic kept EA looking pretty healthy for this financial year.
Origin, EA's rival service to Steam managed to rack up 100 million USD in sales for EA from 9.3 million customers. This may not quite be the 40 million customers that Steam sees but it is an impressive start for EA's fledgling digital service.
Star Wars: The Old Republic didn't do too shabbily either selling 2 million copies since launch just before Christmas. More importantly, it hasn't lost too many of those customers yet with 1.7 million active subscribers and more joining all the time.
That's not all for EA in this financial year as they have still to launch Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (due next week), Syndicate (which arrives at the end of February) and the game everyone has been waiting for, Mass Effect 3 (which is ready to drop in the first full week in March).
- Splash Damage's free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb coming to Steam in the new year
- Hatred returns to Steam Greenlight
- Work on a Lords Of The Fallen sequel is under way
- The latest patch for Assassin's Creed: Unity is a whopper, especially for some on Xbox One
- Microsoft is planning a streaming service reportedly called Arcadia
- Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 in development, aiming for a 2016 release
- Jagex to pull the plug on Transformers Universe
- One of Johnny Gat's new toys from Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell takes a tour of London
- Free trial of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn arrives on the PS4