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.