EA says goodbye to Origin and rolls out a new PC platform

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EA is saying goodbye to its Origin PC launcher in favor of a new "faster, more reliable, and more streamlined" platform called EA App. 

As announced by EA on October 6, its long-running PC platform Origin will soon be a thing of the past. It's been a long 11 years since the EA-dedicated app was launched but it will soon be replaced with a shiny new version simply called 'EA App'. According to the blog post announcing the news, EA App will be "a faster, more reliable, and more streamlined gaming experience."

Previously in open beta, EA App will soon replace Origin and will be where everyone can access their favorite EA games such as The Sims 4, Battlefield 2042, Apex Legends, and more. The post reveals: "With the new streamlined design you will easily find the games and content you’re looking for and discover your new favorite games."

EA App will apparently support automatic game downloads and background updates so "you can ensure that your games are ready to play when you are." As well as this, the new app will connect your EA account to other platforms and services (eg: Steam, Xbox, Playstation, etc.) so that you can jump in and play with your friends no matter what platform they're on. 

If you're already worried about moving from Origin to EA App, you really don't need to be. As EA says in its own post: "We’ve worked hard to make the transition to the EA app as simple as possible." By the time invites for the new platform have been sent out, all of the games and content you've installed via Origin will have moved over to the new app. Local and Cloud saves as well as friends lists will also be making the jump over to EA App. 

Find out what games we have to look forward to playing before the year is over with our new games 2022 list. 

Hope Bellingham
News Writer

After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.