Origin is EA's Steam. It's their answer to Valve's popular service. This new digital distribution platform starts today.
For now we know that Origin will focus on PC games, but it could later move to mobile devices and others. It will replace the EA Store for PC games distribution.
There will be 150 titles at launch for PC. Social networking features are also promised, so expect profile pages, friends lists and messaging. And to start out with a bang and make its mark on the digital distribution map, EA will make Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO an Origin exclusive. This will mean that highly anticipated titles are surely going to be on ORIGIN, and we need to use multiple other platforms we don't give a shit about. Nicely played, sirs.
You can view the store here.