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EA Games’ Download Portal Origin Coming to Android in the Near Future

EA announced at the recent GamesCon press conference that they are going to bring their Origin game download portal to Android, expanding its reach from the PC. Origin is similar to Steam where games are downloaded directly from a web portal to the device, and EA thinks they have a big enough fan base to sell their games through their own service. Currently Star Wars: The Old Republic and Battlefield 3 are some of the top games being sold through Origin.

If Origin does come to Android, all of the EA Games in the Play Store now would probably disappear, and from then on out only be sold through the Origin application. A tentative February 2013 date was thrown out but they were not very firm on that. EA doesn’t have the best reputation in the Android community as of late, would you buy any games through Origin on your phone or tablet?

Via: The Verge

  • I already abhor EA. They suck. I refuse to install Origin on my PC as it is.

    No EA Origin on my phone — evar!

  • No.

  • Bob from Pine Creek

    Nope. I’d avoid EA if I had to use Origin. I loathe EA.

  • Tim Buchanan

    I saw “Android” and “Portal” in the same title and got excited. Let down. 🙁

  • Guest

    HELLLL NOOOOOO to EA!!! Their business tactics are horrendous and over the years they seemed to care less and less about any of their customers and what we think.

    I called them once with a question and was hung up on!!! WTF?! I will NOT support EA!!!!

  • Havoc70

    Origin as they call it still shows a Beta tag and it sucks no way i would use it on Android. Lauching BF3 through Origin that then opens a web browser for servers is a total joke.

  • summit1986

    Origin is the epitome of suck… Got forced onto this to play Battlefield 3… Steam FTW!

  • PuzzleShot

    That would mean you’d have to sideload Origin, because you can’t distribute app stores on the Google Play Store (which is why Kongregate had to remove their “installing” function to stay on the store). How many of the same people that go to the Google Play Store for EA games are also sideloaders? I don’t know that this’ll make a significant impact on their userbase, but at least one person will not be playing EA games once they leave the store.

  • Suralin

    Maybe they should focus on getting their existing games to WORK on 4.0+ first…

  • Sp4rxx


    EA Games …. Ruin Everything

  • lukad


  • Vmaster

    EA destroys all games they touch. I will not support them.

  • Hell 2 the NO.

  • Ugh. I admit I’ve been suckered into several EA games on sale through the Play store, so hopefully those will be covered somehow (ie. in a year I need to re-install…). However, I don’t hold out much hope.

    As others have said, I really hate being forced to use 3rd party app stores rather than the standard Play store. Unless there are crazy awesome sales on crazy awesome games, I’ll probably just ignore.

  • Southrncomfortjm

    If they sell Mass Effect: Infiltrator for a dollar a bonus the first day I would, but only for that one day and game.

  • Andrew

    I’d love to re-purchase games!

  • Not supporting EA ever again. Not after killing off Maxis and what Spore should have been. They’re working on killing off Bioware, and it’s working.

  • nope! multiple app stores isn’t good.

  • lildragon

    Heck no! I will not support EA in any way. Their business tactics over the years have shown they do NOT look out for the customer in any way, shape, or form. I refuse to use Origin and will not give EA an additional reason to think: Hey this is working, let’s continue down this path.

    Origin needs to go away.

    • EvanTheGamer

      AMEN to that brotha from another universe!

    • I refused to get BF3 due to having to use Origin. Just say no to EA.

      • John

        Exactly. I wanted to buy it too, but origin was awful in the beta.

      • lildragon

        yeh… I never got into the whole military shooter craze, even tho I’ve been playing FPS’s since Wolfenstein 3D. I refused to get Mass Effect 3 on the same principle, even though I LOVE the Mass Effect universe. As far as I’m concerned my Commander Shepard never made it back from the Reaper base in 2.

        From what I understand though, I didn’t miss much by skipping that game. Make me happy and sad at the same time.

    • johnc7995

      Steam for life.

      • Sp4rxx

        Anything but EA!!!

        • F/EA

          I doubt play staore will allow the orgin app in their store if it takes away from the profit share. You’ll have to download it like a third party app, it won’t be in the playstore. by the way F U EA

  • mgamerz

    Too bad Origin is horribly buggy – friends list never seem to work, and servers for their games are horrendous! (ME3).
    I wouldn’t mind having a friends list client for origin, but if it sucks as bad as Origin for PC is, don’t even bother.

  • moelsen8

    no. for one, EA blows when it comes to mobile games.. and that may be a conservative statement. two, i don’t want to use any third party stores.

    • Andrew

      I detest EA’s Android lineup (and app compatibility changes), but Dead Space is definitely a top 5 Android game.

      • lukad

        Agree. Dead Space is one of my favorite Android games.

      • moelsen8

        I should have emphasized compatibility, because that’s mostly what I meant. it’s always funny when one of their new games is compatible with my droid but not my gnex or xoom or anything like that.

        • Andrew

          How about when you buy a game and it works, and then it suddenly is no longer compatible the next time you try to install it. That has happened with a few games to me.

  • thedonxr

    I would rather use the play store than any 3rd party app (like Amazon) because it makes it that much harder to keep up with updates not to mention taking up memory on your device.

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    • EvanTheGamer

      Naw, it’s really Un-Amazing. Also, your comment is still amazzzzzzzing!

      Keep on truckin’!