For a man that has been known to be blunt, Newell’s thoughts on Origin seemed rather tame.
According to PC Gamer, Newell was quoted as saying: “They have a lot of work to do to get to way (sic) they want to be and where I as a customer would want them to be.”
He added, “That’s (sic) isn’t to say that they won’t build stuff in the future that is useful to software developers or gamers but they haven’t done that yet.”
Newell went on to say that Valve’s Steam service is about “making things better for other gamers,” while EA needs to “get their head to the same place.”
Origin has more than nine million registered users and has amassed more than $100 million in earnings, so EA probably isn’t in a rush to change their business model.
What do you think? Is Steam on a completely different level than Origin?