Origin is EA’s platform for downloading and playing PC games. Origin is developed by EA to distribute their games and other digital content like updates, expansion packs, and patches.
Is Origin still available?
Yes, Origin is still available but EA has announced it will phase out the platform and replace it with the EA App. However, not all titles and content are yet available in the new EA App.
Will I lose any games or content by changing from Origin to the EA App?
EA promises that all your games and content, including games previously installed, will be ready once you move to the EA app. It is worth noting that EA App is only available for Windows, and macOS players have to continue with Origin until further notice.
What are the most popular games by EA on the PC?
EA has a long history of creating great games and franchises. Among the most popular titles developed or published by EA are Medal of Honor, Battlefield, FIFA, The Sims, Need for Speed, Madden, Apex Legends, and Star Wars Battlefront.
Origin brings an entire universe of gaming into a single, convenient application. Downloads are streamlined for quick and easy installation, and you can securely purchase and play your favorite games any time and any place you want. You can even chat with your friends right from the Origin application while you play. New features recently added to Origin include live streaming demos, free-to-play games, and a beta cloud storage feature. This feature allows you to save your progress online, then pick up where you left off from any Origin-enabled PC. For gamers on the go, Origin services are also available on your mobile device.
The Benefits Of Digital Downloading
Downloading your games is easy, safe, and offers a range of benefits:
No More Discs – If you’ve ever lost or scratched a disc for your favorite game, you’ll appreciate the library feature in Origin. All of your games are there for you to play at any time and in any place. Just pull up the Origin application and you’ll be able to access every game you’ve purchased from Origin in one convenient library.
Play On Any PC or Mac – Whether you’re upgrading to a new machine or just spending a week at grandma’s house, all of your games will be instantly available as soon as you install Origin.
Shopping Made Easy – With Origin, you’ll never have to wait in line or pay an extra shipping charge, and you’ll get instant gratification when purchasing new games.
Pre-Load New Games – We let you download new games days before they’re released so that you can start playing immediately on launch day.
Auto-Patching – Game patches now download and install automatically, providing you with the best possible experience every time you play.
- We squashed bugs, fixed crashes, and made Origin that much better.
- Fixed an issue that interfered with some users’ ability to download games.
- Fixed an issue that prevented some users from launching or quitting certain games.
- Fixed an issue that was blocking some users from logging in.
System Requirements for PC:
- 15MB of available disk space
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 or newer, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
- 1GHz processor
- 512MB RAM
System Requirements for Mac:
- OS X 10.9 minimum
- Intel Core 2 Duo processor