In a rather surprising show of events, EA has released Dragon Age: Origins, Dead Space, and SimCity 3000 on GOG. Besides bringing all 3 of these titles to the DRM-free platform (an interesting move, considering EA owns and maintains its own storefront – Origin), this is actually the first time that SimCity 3000 has ever been available for digital purchase (though both Dead Space and Dragon Age: Origins have been available on both Steam and Origin for a while). Today’s announcement was revealed directly on GOG.
If (for some reason) you aren’t familiar with any of these titles, Dragon Age: Origins (affiliate) is the first title in Bioware’s massive Dragon Age RPG franchise. Dead Space (affiliate) is the first in EA’s series of environmental Horror game/Third-person shooters. The game is very atmospheric and has a rather… interesting story. There’s a prequel animation for the story floating around YouTube at any rate. Finally, SimCity 3000 (affiliate) is another SimCity game, which expanded upon from the still-popular SimCity 2000. As mentioned, this is the first time it has been available digitally.
All 3 of these titles are on a fairly heavy discount to coincide with their launches on the platform; Dragon Age: Origins and Dead Space are both sporting a 60% off discount while SimCity 3000 has released at 50% off. Whether or not today’s news means that there might be hope for other EA titles to come to the platform in the future remains to be seen (Mirror’s Edge? Maybe?), but regardless – any titles getting a DRM-free release is a good thing.
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It’s pretty shocking to see EA releasing some of their catalog on GOG; especially since the company has their own digital distribution platform, and at least one of today’s titles aren’t available there yet! Regardless of your overall thoughts on EA as a company – releasing their titles DRM-free is something to be commended, even if it was nearly a decade after the fact. If nothing else, any of today’s titles should be worth your time!