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EA Origin now available for Mac

EA Origin now available for Mac

Fri 08 Feb 2013 2:10pm GMT / 9:10am EST / 6:10am PST
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Buying select EA titles will unlock both PC and Mac downloads

EA's online retail platform Origin is now available for the Mac.

The Mac version of Origin has been built specifically for Mac hardware, and supports most of PC Origin's key features, including cloud storage and social media integration.

It also heralds the launch of "dual-platform play" for selected EA Games: on some of the publisher's titles, a single Origin transaction will buy both PC and Mac downloads.

"Our vision with Origin is to connect your gaming universe online, and today we're taking a major step in expanding our service to reach Mac-based gamers worldwide," said Michael Blank, vice president of production for Origin at EA.

"In delivering great game content, connecting the Origin service across PC, Mac and iOS devices, and offering great value to gamers with dual-platform play on select EA titles, Origin is making it easier than ever before for gamers to connect and play anytime, anywhere."

EA's Origin now reaches almost 40 million users across both PC and iOS platforms.

7 Comments

Patrick Williams
Medicine and Research

93 61 0.7
Dragon Age products were previously not transferable, emphasizing "selected EA games".

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Patrick Williams on 8th February 2013 6:41pm

Posted:A year ago

#1

Tom Keresztes
Programmer

633 239 0.4
PC and iOS? Isnt that supposed to be MacOS?

Posted:A year ago

#2

Craig Page
Programmer

382 218 0.6
Don't do it Mac users!!!!! Origin is pure garbage, and their billing system will overcharge you every chance it gets. Every pre-order offer through Origin is a scam, with SWTOR they promised 5 days early access but most people only got 1 or 2 days early access. With Battlefield 3 they promised a pre-order discount which you only find out was a lie after you get your credit card statement a month later.

Posted:A year ago

#3

Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

1,017 1,463 1.4
@ Craig and their preorder promotion for Sim City is $50 off on Origin... but you have to spend that $50 off $10 at a time.

Posted:A year ago

#4

gi biz
;,pgc.eu

341 51 0.1

Posted:A year ago

#5

Christopher Bowen
Editor in Chief

405 539 1.3
Yes, I can get broken spyware on OSX, too!

Posted:A year ago

#6

Yiannis Koumoutzelis
Founder & Creative Director

360 203 0.6
i like Origin better than steam. however mac never stopped being a pathetic gaming system... at least it has all possible SIMS versions :) i wonder why they even bothered.

Posted:A year ago

#7

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