EA's Origin Will Drop Physical Releases On April 4

GG3 writes: "Publisher EA has announced that its online service Origin will be going fully digital, starting April 4, 2014. No more PC games will come in physical format on the store. "

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ATi_Elite3284d ago

Steam has an OFFLINE mode!

(at least last time I checked)


MRMagoo1233284d ago

origin has an offline mode if you have the games from piratebay instead of origin.

porkChop3284d ago

But Origin does in fact have an offline mode.

And you seem to forget that Steam's offline mode didn't work properly for years until Valve finally got it right a while back. Valve used to even make jokes about it in the changelogs for Steam with messages like "Offline mode finally fixed (for real this time)".

Ducky3284d ago

Origin has an offline mode.

You could also play older origin games without even needing origin to be running, which is something that steam doesn't allow you to do.

nutcrackr3284d ago

Origin has offline mode, Start BF3 in offline mode and you get a single player menu :)

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incredibleMULK3284d ago

that would be awesome,......if I could log in.

R6ex3284d ago

Had my Origin account hacked once. Took me a full month of hassling EA before they let me log in again. Phew! Luckily I don't have many games with them. 99% of my games are on Steam. I feel safer with Steam. Furthermore, Steam allows me to share my games with my family members. Cool!

lets_go_gunners3284d ago

This really sucks for people like me outside of the US/Europe..I normally just wait till the retail copies appear like a week after they release in the states now I have to purchase codes from amazon cause origin is literally a parasite to anyone living in a 3rd world country.

porkChop3284d ago

You can still buy physical copies from retailers. You just won't be able to order physical copies from the Origin store itself.

lets_go_gunners3284d ago

Really? Article scared the hell out of me. Thought I had to go to hell and back just to play Dragon Age: Inquisition .

Soldierone3284d ago

In that case I have absolutely no use for Origin.

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