Say Goodbye to EA Origin As Changes Are Coming
It looks like we will be saying goodbye to EA Origin as the company is looking to streamline their branding. They have been testing a beta version of a revamped PC client, and this is expected to replace it.
Goodbye EA Origin, Hello EA Desktop
In the interview with GamesBeat, Electronic Arts mentioned that the new EA Desktop PC client, which will be replacing EA Origin, will have faster updates, faster downloads, straightforward access to games, and expanded cross-play features. For parents, there will be a feature called Playtime Controls so they can keep tabs on how long their children are allowed to play.
Furthermore, the new PC client will act as a gateway to the company’s subscription service. For those of you who aren’t aware, Origin Access Basic was changed to EA Play while Origin Access Premiere was changed to EA Play Pro last month. It’s part of their efforts to streamline their branding efforts.
The company has expanded from just being a regular digital marketplace over the years. After all, EA Play is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and even Steam, with there being an expectation to integrate Xbox Game Pass subscriptions soon.
If you are interested in getting the new EA Origin replacement, signups for the closed beta are available. EA will be sending out invitations, and it will be on a first come, first served basis. With that being said, no official release date for it has been announced yet.
Pokdepinion: I really don’t see why they needed to do this. People are already familiar with the name Origin. Sure, EA Desktop is more simplified but it doesn’t have that oomph in the name, at least for me.