This week started with quite unexpected information. Electronic Arts decided to rename its Origin platform to EA Desktop. This is not supposed to be just a cosmetic change. The application itself will also undergo an overhaul. What kind of overhaul? If we have an EA account, there is nothing to prevent us from seeing it for ourselves. After logging in to the website below, we can sign up for beta tests of the new EA launcher. Invitations to participate are sent out on a first come, first served basis.
- Sign in to EA Desktop app beta tests
When we get access to the early version of EA's new app, our entire game library, progress, and Origin friends list will be transferred to it. What else can we expect? To quote the official announcement:
"[EA Desktop App] brings you a faster experience, fewer clicks to jump back into your favorite games, and powerful Playtime Controls to help you keep tabs on how much time you and your family spend playing. We’re making it faster and easier to find and install new content, whether you’re buying games or playing through your EA Play membership. We’re also rolling out new benefits to give our EA Play* and EA Play Pro members even more from the games they love. And it all comes in the sleek dark-mode interface you’ve been asking for."
Electonic Arts representatives are asking those who will participate in the beta for any comments they may have. All in order to create a "faster, simpler and more powerful platform". Unfortunately, so far it is not known how long the tests will take and when all new features, whether already developed or still in the pipeline, will appear in a full version of the app.
- Electronic Arts - official homepage
- Origin - official website
Last update: 2020-09-16