An online gaming, digital distribution, social and DRM platform by publisher EA. This tag should be used for questions about Origin's features, including but not limited to the digital distribution of games, the desktop PC client, in-game overlay, social features and account management and settings.

Origin is an online gaming/distribution platform developed by Electronic Arts that allows users to purchase games for PC and mobile platforms and download them with the Origin client. Prior to 2011, Origin was known as EA Download Manager, EA Downloader and EA Link).

General Information

  • Released: June 3, 2011 (PC), February 8, 2013 (Mac)
  • Features:
    • Online Store (Digital distribution)
    • Account and Digital Rights Management (DRM)
    • In-game overlay
    • Friends Lists
    • Group chat
    • Social networking
  • Platforms: , , ,


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