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EA Origin version 9.0 available worldwide

"Landmark update" now available to all

EA has launched Origin version 9.0 worldwide.

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Described by the publisher last month as "a landmark update", 9.0 introduces a fresh look and improved functionality to digital download service.

Origin 9.0 Patch Notes

  • Updated the look and feel of the My Games tab.
  • Updated game tiles with high resolution box art.
  • Added a slider allowing users to resize game tiles.
  • Moved the Download, Install, and Play buttons into game-specific mouseover windows.
  • Changed the Mark as Favorite button to a star icon.
  • Added new sorting options to the My Games tab.
  • Added a refresh button to the My Games tab.
  • Moved the Friends List into a standalone window.
  • Added the ability to hide the Friends List.
  • Added a button to the navigation bar that shows the Friends List if it's hidden.
  • Added new navigation options to the Origin system tray menu.
  • Configured the Order History page to display both web and client purchases.
  • Added new title bars to a number of windows.
  • Improved overall performance of the Origin client.
  • Fixed an issue that was keeping some users from being able to patch properly.
  • Fixed an issue that was blocking FIFA 12 invites from being sent for some users.
  • Additional miscellaneous bug fixes.

EA said last week that Origin has surpassed 21 million registered users, including nine million mobile users.

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