Posted Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 07:43 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
"If you're that 1% who still desires a physical collection..."
As of today, Electronic Art's Origin store offers downloadable games for the PC and Mac, as well as disc versions for the PC and a few console disc titles. Starting April 4th, physical discs will no longer be offered, and the store will be "entirely digital." This move is being described as only affecting 1% of current Origin users, and Origin wants that 1% to know the Origin store will "still be here when you transition your gaming habits to the wonders of digital downloads."
From Origin, "Starting April 4th Origin will be going all digital. This means the entire Origin game store will be entirely digital downloads for PC and Mac."
"What does this mean for you? If you're among 99% of our users, absolutely nothing. Your shopping experience hasn't changed one single bit."
"But if you're that 1% who still desires a physical collection, we want to let you know that Origin won't be able to fulfill that need beginning April 4th. We’ll still be here when you transition your gaming habits to the wonders of digital downloads."
"Digital is fast and convenient. Origin’s focus is to give gamers the best experience, and going all-digital will make that possible."
This announcement only applies to physical disc copies on the Origin store, which already means just a handful of games as most titles are only offered digitally anyway. This also does not apply to EA's games as a whole, though it does not appear to be a positive indicator.
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