Speaking of which, did anyone manage to get EA CS to add TSW to their Origin account? The key won't activate by default.
And I apologize in advance if that's been answered pages back but this thread moves way too fast.
Wow...would EA even allow it to add TSW to someone's Origin account?
I thought Funcom maintained the right to having that delivered on their website (which would probably exclude Origin), since EA only published boxed copies and some 3rd party digital copies...
...while Funcom has right to distribute TSW on their OWN on their very own website.
See page 2 of this.
The Secret World
· Funcom has signed a co-publishing agreement with
EA for The Secret World.
The partners will cooperate on the marketing, sales and PR
for the game. EA will be responsible for the distribution of
the physical boxed product in all key markets.
Funcom will sell the game in digital form from its
Under the terms of the agreement, EA will
also make significant contributions to the marketing
campaign of the game. The deal terms are broadly
similar to those of previous publishing agreements
signed by the Company.
More of what I'm reading about TSW:
EA only has a co-publishing contract. It is a public contract, it states EA will sell the physical version of the game (boxes).
FC keeps the online distribution. EA and FC both work on the marketing.
After the box sales EA's part of the deal is done. FC administrates the game, runs the servers, handles subscriptions, ongoing marketing... and still keeps the online distribution, why would Origin be involved, being that TSW is not developed by EA and EA doesn't hold the rights for online distribution of it?
Some people seem to mistake co-publishing with some sort of co-ownership. TSW is not an EA game.
Edited by MysterD, 03 January 2013 - 01:18 AM.