EA has just announced the official launch of EA App, its new platform optimized for Windows. Unsurprisingly, this new application will replace Origin, the much-maligned launcher from the American publisher. Players will soon receive an invitation to migrate to the EA App.
To say that Origin has never really been appreciated by PC gamers is an understatement. For several months now, EA has been slowly but surely preparing the transition to a brand new platform optimized for Windows, namely the EA App.
Already in September 2020, the American company had prepared the ground with the new EA Desktop application, which accompanied the launch of EA Play, its subscription formula. Gold and after a beta phase of several months, EA has just announced this Friday, October 7, 2022 the launch of the final version of the EA App.
“We set out to develop a next-generation PC gaming platform from EA, a platform that provides a faster, more reliable, and easier gaming experience, as well as the best possible place for you to experience the amazing games, services, and EA content”, announces the publisher in its official press release.
EA launches its new platform for Windows, bye Origin
Among the most important novelties, EA announces an all-new sleek design, a faster PC client as well as automatic downloading of games and updates in the backgroundas Steam has offered for several years now.
It will also be possible add friends playing on other platforms by connecting your EA account to your Steam, Xbox or Playstation account. To do this, each user will have a unique and personalized identifier.
As promised, the EA App will therefore replace Origin. The company states that invitations will be gradually sent out to Origin users for migrate to EA App and transfer local and cloud games, content and saves, as well as the friends list.
Nevertheless, it is already possible to download EA App for Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11 directly on EA’s official site for the most impatient. Finally, and this is the only bad news, players on MacOS will have to stay on OriginEA not having planned (for the moment) to port the EA App on the operating system of Apple.