Origin Says so Long to Discs
EA’s Origin have recently announced via their official website that the online store will no longer be selling physical discs. As of April 4th, the Origin store will only offer digital downloads only.
Origin explain their decision thusly, “Digital is fast and convenient. Origin’s focus is to give gamers the best experience, and going all-digital will make that possible.”
This decision makes sense given that even Origin admits that only about 1% of their consumer base still buys physical discs from them. It also makes sense given that Origin’s biggest competitor, Steam, is all digital. Obvious comparisons between the two services are even made in the comment section of Origin’s announcement.
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