EA Origin brings in $100 million

EA's PC distribution service, Origin, has brought in $100 million (£63 million) since its launch last year, the publisher has announced.

In addition, 9.3 million users have downloaded and installed the Origin client, with the service reaching a peak of over a million concurrent players.

The publisher revealed the figures alongside the announcement of seven new companies who have signed up for the service, taking the total number of publishers whose games are available on the platform to 21.

Chief among those is Remedy Entertainment, whose upcoming PC version of Alan Wake will be available on Origin. Also on board are Focus Home Interactive, Iceberg Interactive, Strategy First, Macro Games, Selectsoft and Legendo Entertainment.

Origin SVP David DeMartini said: "The momentum that we've achieved with Origin since launching in June has been incredible, buoyed by great games and great partners. Our fast-growing userbase demonstrates the interest from gamers across the world in fully-connected, 365-day digital game experiences.

"We’re committed to evolving and expanding Origin to help players get the absolute most out of their games, and we're just getting started."