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Origin is getting a sexy makeover

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Origin is getting a makeover, so you'll be able to browse its sexy, new-look store and see your games, friends and all that good stuff in more readable fashion, once it goes live.

Which of our upcoming PC games list will you be able to get on Origin?

The Origin client used to look fine, but it wasn't very user-friendly. It was difficult to tell when things were downloading and updating, and finding who's playing what was nowhere near as slick as Steam's system.

EA are currently testing a complete UI redesign for the client. The new changes are available to those who opt-in Origin’s beta programme, though you can have a quick look on NeoGAF if you just can't wait because the excitement is too much for you. 

It's all tile-based and looks nice and slick like a Italian mobster's hairdo.

The chat/friends list buttons have been moved to the bottom, and you game library has also been reorganised - you can now actually tell when a game is downloading or updating, and you can see when your friends are playing. The future is here!

Opt into the beta branch on Origin to get these changes now. 

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AnAuldWolf avatarllubtoille avatarVeganGaro avatarChokeSlam! avatarShriven avatarBen Barrett avatar
llubtoille Avatar
1 Year ago

I'm skeptical of website/software makeovers, as it usually translates into 'hey, we've hidden all the features you took for granted, good luck finding them again.'

Shriven Avatar
1 Year ago

I have no problems with using Origin, at all. Sorry to swim against the tide. Its a good program.

Ben Barrett Avatar
1 Year ago

I personally find it significantly nicer to use than Steam.

AnAuldWolf Avatar
1 Year ago

It's unfortunate that they don't understand what the problem is. I don't want to run a second storefront, it's just a hassle. UbiPlay opens when I open the rare Ubisoft game I buy, and closes with that game. And Ubisoft sell games via Steam, which isn't ever obnoxious and has lots of considerate sales which tend to understand that some people are poor.

Whereas Ubisoft takes part in those sales, EA doesn't because 'it gives consumers too much choice,' and they don't want their sheep thinkin'. No, that's actually what they've said. Hang on...



For this and many other fine reasons, I don't buy EA any more. In fact, I rarely ever buy from any big publisher. Square-Enix and Ubisoft still get a look in, and even Activision once on a blue moon when they do something bizarre like publishing a Platinum game. And even Activision takes part in those sales. Oh, and Bethesda I guess, but not so much for anything other than Dishonored.

I don't know, I don't have a whole lot of faith in big publishers any more. But EA is sitting very near the bottom.

VeganGaro Avatar
1 Year ago

lmao! ...nope thanks! Theres no worthy games there! well, Crysis 3 tough!

STEAM for the win!

ChokeSlam! Avatar
1 Year ago

Lol, No please. All hail Gaben!