EA has today announced that they intend to waive distribution fees for 90 days on Origin for any developer with a title that has been successfully crowd funded.
David DeMartini, Origin SVP had this to say about the move, “The public support for crowd-funding creative game ideas coming from small developers today is nothing short of phenomenal.” He then went on to say, “It’s also incredibly healthy for the gaming industry. Gamers around the world deserve a chance to play every great new game, and by waiving distribution fees on Origin we can help make that a reality for successfully crowd-funded developers.”
Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile Entertainment had this to say about the announcement. “I have had a long relationship with EA and it is great to see them recognize and support the crowd-funded games model.” He then said his team looks “forward to bringing Wasteland 2 to the Origin audience.”