Although it has been more than a decade since the launch of Origin – Electronic Arts in-house PC browser – the firm has slowly untied the close bindings the firm bounded to its titles. With the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the game pioneered the return to Steam. This stood as a positive result for the game’s release it was discovered after.
Additionally, Electronic Arts also branched over to Stadia with titles like the Respawn Entertainment Star Wars hit alongside then-titled FIFA & Madden from EA Sports also featured for the platform. While the service plans to close later this January, the publisher was opening as much opportunity as possible for the PC aspect of the market.
Now in a new announcement this week, Electronic Arts announces that its new EA app for Windows is live and where it will stand moving forward in terms of handling on the platform.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the EA app has officially left its open beta phase and will soon replace Origin as our primary PC platform. The EA app is our fastest and lightest PC client to date. With the new streamlined design you will easily find the games and content you’re looking for and discover your new favorite games. With automatic game downloads and background updates you can ensure that your games are ready to play when you are.
For over 10 years we’ve welcomed millions of players into our Origin platform, we’ve listened to your feedback and acknowledge the limitations of this platform in a quickly evolving entertainment landscape. So we set out to build EA’s next-generation PC game platform – a faster, more reliable, and more streamlined gaming experience – the best possible place for you to experience EA’s incredible games, services and content.
It continues, “For our Origin players, we’ve worked hard to make the transition to the EA app as simple as possible. We will be inviting you to make the move soon, and by the time you receive your invite, all your games and content, including games previously installed, will be ready and waiting for you on the EA app.
“Your local and cloud saves will transfer forward ensuring you can pick up where you left off. Your friends list transfers, too, so you won’t have to worry about remembering all those player IDs. […] You will also be able to build your ultimate friends list by connecting your EA account to other platforms and services like Steam, Xbox and PlayStation. You’ll be easily recognizable with your custom unique ID. Once you’re connected, know what and when your friends are playing so you can jump in and play together.”
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Source: Electronic Arts