EA Origin to be a key element of Nintendo’s online strategy?
Wiiugo claims they have exclusive news tip, from anonymous sources that EA is going to be handling the 'online' part of Nintendo's up-coming Wii-U console which will be similar to Xbox Live but better
The rumour mill is in overdrive over an expected announcement that Electronic Arts and its Origin service is to become the partner of Nintendo in its upcoming Wii-U console with Nintendo providing the hardware and EA providing the Origin online service allowing cross platform chat and gaming across PC and Wii as well as a unified EA origin login across both platforms.
Is this the type of service that Nintendo needs or will it have folks running into the arms of M$ once Nintendo's "new ways to play" turns into "new ways to pay" as the ever greedy bastards at EA find new ways to charge Nintendo users for every possible thing they can think of.
Our valued Maxconsole member 'Billysastard' thinks this is a disaster waiting to happen and that Nintendo might have made a better choice with Steam although he guesses it would mean that in exchange for looking the other way at EA's anti-consumer greed Nintendo would benefit from being the lead platform from all its developers and would no doubt get special treatment to encourage gamers to chose Wii-U as their platform of choice to get more people on Origin.
Here is the full 'original' exclusive news item from 'WiiUGo' that started some of these rumors:
NEWS SOURCE: EA partners with Nintendo for Online (via) WiiUGo
Our thanks again to 'billysastard' for bringing this news tip to our valued readers!