It's not an evil alliance, but some (those that don't like Uplay and Origin) might view it that way. It looks like Uplay and Origin are doing a little foreign exchange action, with Ubisoft's digital distribution platform getting select EA titles and EA's digital distribution platform getting games from Ubisoft. Ubisoft's Uplay service is also offering games from other third-party publishers including Warner Bros., Focus Home Interactive, Freebird Games, Paradox Interactive, Telltale Games and more. Games added to the Uplay catalog include Batman: Arkham City GOTYE, Crysis 3, Orcs Must Die 2, The Walking Dead and To the Moon.
Ubisoft hinted at the possibility that its games would begin appearing in Origin's catalog late last year...
While some might see this as two evil empires using their DRM-full distribution services to fight against other digital distribution platforms like Steam, ultimately it means that gamers have more places to buy the games they like.