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Origin
FREE / Windows / macOS
Electronic Arts game distribution platform

Overview

Origins is a game platform app that combines the process of purchasing, installing, and playing Electronic Arts games in one program.

The gaming platform app first debuted in 2011. At the time, it was a less popular alternative to Valve Corporation’s gaming service, Steam. However, Origin’s user base soon grew, with over 50 million accounts by 2013.

Aside from purchasing and installing games, Origin users can also manage their game profile to enjoy the best EA games. But the app also comes with a social function.

Origin allows users to connect their player’s profile with a friends list and a cross-platform feed. That way, you’ll know what games your friends are playing and where they’re playing it. Gamers also stream to Twitch and connect the service with social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

Here’s a breakdown of the features.

Features of Origin

Friends List

Origin offers a friend list for playing online, and it comes with a voice and text chat feature. As you may have guessed, this feature is particularly useful for any selection of multiplayer games. However, there’s no reward feature — such as achievement or trophies — for multiplayer games.

Offline Mode

Like tons of other PC game distribution systems, Origin downloads and installs games directly into the local hard drive. In other words, you don’t always have to be connected to play your favorite games.

Streaming Demos

Although the Origin gaming app is optimized to provide the maximum download speed, you may want to try out a game before hitting that button. And that’s where Gaikai comes in.

Gaikai uses cloud-based gaming technology to enable instant access to games. In the way, Origin users can quickly stream demos of games before installing it offline.

Origin Store

The Origin Store allows users to browse and purchase several Electronic Arts games. After buying a game on the app, it becomes automatically attached to your Origin account.

That means you can download the game for as long as you want without any limit. 

Download Origin (Version 10.5.67)

Changelog

Windows version 10.5.67:

Sorry, we don't have any changelog information available yet for version 10.5.67 of Origin for Windows. Sometimes publishers take a little while to make this information available, so please check back in a few days to see if it has been updated.


macOS version 10.5.67:

Sorry, we don't have any changelog information available yet for version 10.5.67 of Origin for macOS. Sometimes publishers take a little while to make this information available, so please check back in a few days to see if it has been updated.