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Electronic Arts: Release Battlefield 3 On Steam As Well As Origin

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The online distribution platform for PC gamers known as Steam is provided as a service to gamers and the gaming community. As experienced gamers in online distribution, we are able to recognize when a company wishes to be ambitious and innovative and respect such actions. Electronic Arts is such a company. With their new online distribution platform recently released known as Origin, they aim to provide competition with the current leading online distributor. The aim of Origin is to compete with the industry leader of online distribution, Steam, and to provide gaming excellence through their platform. EA wishes to accomplish this with Origin by releasing games exclusive to their platform; games such as Crysis 2, which was recently pulled from Steam, and Battlefield 3 which is arguably the biggest release the company has seen or attempted. While it is acceptable to have competition and exclusives, it is unacceptable having a popular intellectual property such as Battlefield 3 to be released exclusively on such an inferior platform especially when said game aims to be the year’s biggest title. Origin lacks the customizability featured by Steam and lacks the large player base and following that Steam has. For example, Steam has more players online at any given second than both PS Online and Xbox Live. Origin has leaps and bounds to overcome for it to be able to claim such an astounding feat and the exposure given to it by Steam will only help to promote its product. Such a leap backwards, especially with the industry in the current state of turmoil as it is, will only be met with harsh results, mainly because Origin still has much to go for it to be accepted amongst gamers. Battlefield 3 is an attempt by EA to outmatch its current rival, the Call of Duty series and releasing Battlefield 3 on a platform as unpopular as Origin will cause a great loss in sales. Meanwhile, Call of Duty is indeed releasing across multiple and superior platforms such as Steam. With Battlefield 3 being exclusive to such a restricted distribution medium, EA abdicates its responsibility as a service to gamers. Therefore, we, the undersigned, do hereby petition for Battlefield 3 to be released not only on Steam, but on Origin as well. By expanding its reach, EA will be able to overtake the current industry giant known as Activision - creators of the Call of Duty franchise - and finally be able to step out of its shadow. By releasing exclusively on Origin, EA only hurts themselves by limiting and alienating their audience. To demonstrate this, the signers of this petition hereby decree that any game released solely on Origin heretofore will not be bought as it is believed such a step backwards in the industry is ridiculous and unacceptable. Sincerely, The Undersigned

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