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Origin is going digital-only on April 4

EA's service will no longer offer physical games due to lack of demand

Origin users will no longer be able to purchase physical products from April 4, EA has announced.

This Origin game store will be digital-only from Friday due to a lack of demand for physical products from users.


EA said: "What does this mean for you? If you're among 99% of our users, absolutely nothing. Your shopping experience hasn't changed one single bit.

"But if you're that 1% who still desires a physical collection, we want to let you know that Origin won't be able to fulfill that need beginning April 4th. We'll still be here when you transition your gaming habits to the wonders of digital downloads."

Origin launched on PC in June 2011 and expanded to support Apple's Mac OSX platform in February 2013, launching with over 50 titles. In July 2013, EA said Origin had amassed over 50 million registered users, including 22 million mobile ones.

The following month, EA began offering full refunds on its digital games. Users can opt to return EA titles for either PC or Mac within a 24 hour period if they've launched the game. Meanwhile, those who haven't launched a game have seven days to apply for a refund, as do those who have pre-ordered a game.