Origin Client Update Coming Soon

 

Ah, Origin. The digital distribution platform that everyone loves to hate. While EA wasn’t busy unwisely picking a fight with Steam, it was looking for feedback about the service and with an eye toward making changes.

Though fans presumably let them have it with both barrels, the list of alterations announced for client update 9.0, which should arrive sometime in the next couple of days, seems like pretty small potatoes. Cosmetic changes like free-floating friends lists, UI changes, and re-sizable game icons hardly speak to the core gamer reservations about Origin. The in-game clock is at least a functional addition.

h/t GameSpot

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3 Comments on Origin Client Update Coming Soon

R.J.

On July 17, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Yay, an update that doesn’t actually make Origin work better. Cool.

James

On July 18, 2012 at 11:27 am

I accidently bought DA Ultimate Edition for friend on Amazon because it was on sale.. thinking it was the steam version.

It was the origin version.

She couldn’t make Origin work… since no refunds for digital purchase, that’s $17 wasted.

Aedelric

On July 18, 2012 at 4:06 pm

That is no entirely true James, depending in the country you live in it is part of your basic consumer rights, even if the company states that do not grant refunds, by law they have to oblige, so long as they are failing to deliver their stated product/service. It is just a matter of being persistent and contacting the company directly. A fine example is not long ago Blizzard tried this stunt and the Korean government stepped in forced them to grant full refunds, later Blizzard said refusing refunds was just a `misunderstanding ยด.

Now, on topic about Origin. A step in the right direction would be to offer Origin language selection, I am not keen in being forced to read everything in German, not that I have any real intention to buy anything from EA, but one of my old games is tied to that dire service.