The biggest takeaway from the interview was DeMartini’s insistence that Origin would never run so-called “going-out-of-business sales” like Steam does. By that he meant a sale where a bunch of games are discounted by 75% or more. He said discounts would be offered on games, but they would only ever be small so as not to cheapen the IP and do a disservice to developers.
Today, on Origin in the UK, Dragon Age: Origins is being offered with an 87.5% discount as part of a wider £5 (US$8) sale. Other games included in the offer are Spore, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Darksiders all at 75% off.
David DeMartini, you sir are a hyprocrite."
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