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EA is switching from Origin to EA Desktop App


The big switch is happening right now for Windows Users. Mac is not on the map right now.

EA has released an official statement regarding the new platform that they’ve been working on.

As a part of their rebranding, EA is switching their long time running Origin platform. Players of EA games and the catalogue of 3rd party developerts will be able to enjoy their games on the new EA Desktop App.

As noted by EA, this current switch is happening as of this moment for Windows users, as they stop promoting the Origin platform for Windows.

People who play Origin games on Mac will be left with Origin for at least the next few months. At least not until EA finishes with the development of the Mac port.

More on the story from their official statement below:

EA is switching from Origin to EA Desktop App

You may have seen some news about the new EA app for Windows, which will soon replace Origin as EA’s primary PC gaming destination. We understand you may be curious about what this means for you and your fellow Origin for Mac players.

For now, we have no changes to announce. Origin for Mac is still the place you can access your games. As things evolve, we’ll have more information to share in the coming months.

In the meantime, continue enjoying your games through Origin for Mac.

The company also shared an official FAQ page detailing more information about the switch from Origin to EA Desktop App:

EA is switching from Origin to EA Desktop App

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the EA app?

The EA app for Windows is Electronic Arts’ all new, enhanced PC platform, where you can easily play your favorite games. The app provides a streamlined and optimized user interface that gets you into your games faster than ever before.

Who can download the EA app?

The EA app is available to all players on a (minimum) 64-bit PC system, running Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11.

What’s the difference between the EA app and Origin?

The EA app is our latest PC platform, designed with player feedback in mind to be foundational for the future of EA PC gaming. Origin is our legacy client, and will soon be replaced by the EA app.

Will the EA app replace Origin?

Yes, the EA app will replace Origin to be our primary platform for downloading and launching PC games.

I’ve been invited to download the EA app, what should I expect?

When you accept the invitation, the EA app download process will begin. Origin will be uninstalled automatically – this ensures you will not experience any conflicts or errors related to having both clients installed on your PC simultaneously. Once you complete the update process, your games and content will be ready for play.

Will all my games and content transfer to the EA app?

By the time you receive your invite through Origin, all your games, DLC and other content should be ready to launch through the EA app. If you find anything missing from the EA app, please contact us so we can resolve the issue.

Will I have to re-download my Origin games on the EA app?

No. The games you’ve downloaded through Origin should be ready to launch through the EA app. If you find any of your games, DLC or other content missing from the EA app, please contact us so we can help resolve the issue.

Does my account transfer to the EA app? How do I login to the EA app?

Your EA Account is what you use today to log into Origin – you’ll use the same credentials to login to the EA app.

Will my save data transfer over to the EA app?

Yes. Any saved data currently on your PC or saved via Origin’s cloud will transfer.

Will my achievements and time in-game stats carry over to the EA app?

Yes. Any game that lists in-game hours or achievements will be carried over to the EA app. Head to a game page in the EA app to view your achievements and time spent in that game.

What will happen to my friends list?

Your Origin friends list automatically transfers over once you log in to the EA app, so you don’t have to worry about remembering all those player IDs.

What will happen to my in-game purchases?

Your in-game purchases will carry over when you log in to the EA app.

I use Origin on my Mac. What do I need to do?

Nothing at all. Origin for Mac is still the place to access and play your games.

If I play my EA games on Steam or Epic, do I need to download the EA app?

We will provide guidance directly through Steam about which app (the EA app or Origin) to download to ensure you can access & play your EA games.

I need some more help. Who can I contact?

You can contact us here.

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