After ten years, Electronic Arts is replacing Origin PC with the EA App, a new desktop client for PC.
Today, EA announced the release of the program in a new blog, calling it its “fastest and lightest PC client yet.” The EA app, which was in open beta before the announcement, is now out and will soon fully replace Origin.
“For more than 10 years we’ve welcomed millions of players to our Origin platform, we’ve listened to your feedback and acknowledge the limitations of this platform in a rapidly evolving entertainment landscape,” EA’s post reads.
“So we set out to build EA’s next-generation PC gaming platform – a faster, more reliable and more streamlined gaming experience – the best possible place for you to experience EA’s incredible games, services and content.”
Every EA Game in Development
The EA program will focus more on social gaming and allow players to import their friend lists from Steam, Xbox and PlayStation accounts.
For current Origin users, the process of switching data will be relatively simple – games, local and cloud saves, and friend lists will automatically transfer to the EA app.
The EA app is only available for PC gamers, and Mac gamers will still need to use Origin to launch games.
The EA app isn’t the only thing EA has in the works. The company is currently working on quite a few games, including skate. and its Dead Space remake.
Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN who loves all things indie and Nintendo. Outside of IGN, they have contributed to sites like Polygon and Rock Paper Shotgun. Find them on Twitter: @ameliazollner.