EA’s new PC client is now available for download
EA’s replacement client for Origin has left its open beta phase and is now live.
The new platform, called the EA app, will replace Origin as EA’s primary Windows PC platform, while Origin will remain the primary client for Mac users.
EA described the app as a “faster, more reliable, and more streamlined gaming experience” in the official announcement.
Other features listed include account integration with Steam, Xbox, and PlayStation, automatic game downloads, and background updates.
For Origin users, an invite will be sent when all of their Origin games and content are “ready and waiting” on the EA app. Local and cloud saves will be automatically transferred.
Along with the EA app announcement comes confirmation that EA’s own launchers won’t be required to play the upcoming Dead Space remake via Steam. Scheduled for release in January, Origin is not listed as a requirement on the game’s Steam page, unlike other games (such as Dead Space 3) which do.
“Dead Space is native to Steam,” EA said when asked for comment (thanks, PCGamer). It looks like neither Origin nor the new EA app will be needed to play the remake on Steam, which is good news for anyone making good use of the £20 price difference the game has on PC.
Learn more about EA’s new app on the EA website.