What is replacing Origin?
What is Origin being replaced with?Two years ago, EA announced its plans to replace the Origin PC client, and now the new app is finally beginning to roll out. Supposedly, it's a much lighter and faster experience with a more streamlined design. EA says the new app, simply called the EA app, will be easier to navigate and has improved social features.
What is Origin called now?In late 2020, EA announced that it would retire Origin in favor of a new client simply called the EA app. The new EA app left open beta today and is now available for download as EA's primary PC platform.
What is EA replacing Origin with?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.
Can I still use Origin for Sims 4?Yes. You will need the Origin™ client and an EA Account to install and register The Sims 4. Once installed, you don't need to be online to play.
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Can I run EA games without Origin?No, unfortunately you indeed still need Origin to be installed/running in the background for Steam EA games to work.
Can I play EA on steam but not Origin?Yes! EA Play is available for PC via Steam or Origin as well as on Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Please note: while EA Play is available on multiple platforms your membership is tied to the platform you joined on.
Will EA abandon Origin?Origin is a digital distribution platform developed by Electronic Arts for purchasing and playing video games. In October 2022, Origin ceased operations for its Windows platform, directing players to EA Play. The Mac and mobile versions remain online.
Should I uninstall Origin for EA Play?If you've installed Origin on your Mac to play EA games and now no longer need it, you should uninstall it to free up space. Not only will you create room on your boot drive for other applications, but you will remove the risk of Origin files that haven't been updated conflicting with other software you install later.
What happened to my Origin account?Existing Origin account holders needn't worry about their data. EA says it has "worked hard to make the transition to the EA app as simple as possible." Users just need to wait for their invite to arrive and then all games and content linked to your Origin account should transfer over automatically.
Can I still download Origin?Is Origin still available? Yes, Origin is still available but EA has announced it will phase out the platform and replace it with the EA App. However, not all titles and content are yet available in the new EA App.
What happened to all my games on Origin?If your purchase processed but you still don't see your game
Click on the Origin menu in the Origin client and select Reload Page. If this does not work, log out of Origin and log back in again. This will refresh your Game Library in the Origin client.
Is EA Play the same as Origin?We've got some big news, starting today EA's two game membership services – EA Access and Origin Access – are now EA Play*, and Origin Access Premier is EA Play Pro.
How can I play 2022 without Origin?
Re: Can I play my game without Origin being involved?
- Click "Origin" on the top menu bar and select "Application Settings...".
- Select the "In Game" tab.
- Uncheck "Enable Origin in Game", then restart Origin.
Is EA Play being Cancelled?Unfortunately, it's now confirmed that EA Play will not be returning this year. IGN revealed that EA will not host an EA Play event in 2022, and the publisher will seemingly focus on sharing information separately for each game.
Can I delete Origin and still play Sims?If you uninstall the Origin client from your computer, you won't be able to play any games or content downloaded until you reinstall it. This also means that you risk removing files that validate whether your games have the latest patch content and more.
Is EA Play going away?The EA Play Hub has been retired. Instead you can directly download your games and trials directly through the Store on your console by searching for the game that you would like to download and install.
Will I lose my Origin games?All saved games, be they stored locally or in the cloud, will also be transferred, so you don't need to worry about losing any progress in your favorite releases. Your Origin friends list will also migrate to the new software.
Is the Origin obsolete?The EA app is now out of open beta, and you'll soon be 'invited' to upgrade.
What games are EA shutting down?
- Hogwarts Legacy.
- Dead Space.
- Fire Emblem Engage.
- WoW: Dragonflight.
- Midnight Suns.
- Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.
- God of War Ragnarok.
What is better Steam or Origin?Why do gamers prefer Steam to Origin? The reason is very simple: Steam offers better services. Steam has most games from third-party publishers, and it also boasts of the biggest library of games. As for EA Origin, it does stock few third-party games other than EA's, but typically, Steam has it beat on pricing.
Are EA games better on Origin or Steam?Steam is better than Origin in every category. Steam has a better variety of games than Origin (Almost every game on Origin is also on Steam), Steam is maintained better by its developers, and it has a much larger community of players than Origin has. EA has even stated plans to stop supporting Origin.
Is it better to get EA Play on Steam or Origin?Actually I'd say getting it on Origin/EA App is better. The Steam version requires Origin anyway, furthermore the EA App is incompatible to Sims on Steam and using the Steam version of any EA game will prevent you from using the EA app if you care for that (EA App replaces Origin while Steam requires Origin).
How to get Sims 4 without Origin?
How to download The Sims 4 for free with the EA app
- Visit EA's The Sims 4 page.
- Click Play for Free in the top-right corner.
- Click EA app for Windows from the drop-down menu.
- Click Download Now.
- Download and open the EA app on your PC.
- Search for Sims 4 in the app.
- Click Download.