Warners, THQ and Capcom sign up for Origin

EA's nascent digital distribution platform EA Origin took a significant step in its bid to establish itself as a true Steam rival when three high-profile publishers signed up to sell their PC games through the service.

In a press release, EA reveals that Warner Bros, THQ and Capcom are now on board and that a selection of their games will be available from next month. Warners' Batman: Arkham City and THQ's upcoming Saints Row: The Third are the only games specified, though more are promised in the coming months.

David DeMartini, senior VP of Origin, said: "Since launch, we've had overwhelming support from both publishers and developers across the gaming industry, recognising Origin as an opportunity to deliver more of their great content straight to consumers across the globe.

"We're excited to welcome Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, THQ and Capcom as the first publishers to offer their games via Origin."