Digital Arts is ditching the Origin title for one thing new: EA plans to interchange it with a revamped desktop app (known as EA Desktop), and “double down” on the EA Play branding, based on a report from GamesBeat.
EA describes its new app as a “next-generation PC gaming platform.” Utilizing the EA Desktop app, gamers can subscribe to EA’s sport’s subscription companies, EA Play and EA Play Professional — the writer’s current rebrand of the EA Access service. Gamers can then obtain these video games onto their PC and play them for so long as they maintain the subscription.
With this rebrand and relaunch, EA will get rid of the Origin title from its suite of merchandise. EA senior vp Michael Clean advised GamesBeat the brand new EA Desktop app will probably be sooner than Origin, and let gamers interact with their video games extra conveniently. Origin, which launched in 2011, has a repute for being gradual and cumbersome, as a platform, which can be a think about EA’s overhaul.
This information comes only some months after EA started migrating its PC titles to Steam.
When the switch occurs, gamers will keep their EA Origin sport licenses and buddies lists on the EA Desktop app. It’s at present unclear when EA will finish Origin for good, and transition to EA Desktop.