EA just announced at a GamesCon press conference that it will be bringing the popular Origin game store to Android (along with Facebook, Mac, and Smart TVs). For the unaware, Origin is basically EA's answer to Steam as a go-to place to purchase and download games.


At this point there are no other details, but it's worth noting the Mac version has a tentative release timeframe of February 2013. Perhaps we'll see the Android version around that time, too (but I wouldn't count on it).

This announcement also puts another question on the table: will EA continue to sell its games through the Play Store, or offer all of its titles exclusively through Origin? Only time will tell, but let's hope they learn how to properly support a larger number of Android devices before Origin makes its debut.

[The Verge]

Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688596687 Loren Wildcard Cogar

    Too bad EA sucks and never updates for new devices!! None of my EA games are compatable with the TF700!!

    • ericl5112

      They just update to support very specific devices. For example, they updated sevral of their games for the N7. They aren't great at such support though.

  • John

    Thanks for ruining BF3 w/ Origin EA!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=688596687 Loren Wildcard Cogar

      How was BF3 ruined by Origin? Its still the most amazing FPS to ever come out and you don't even need to ever look at the Origin client, everything is done through Battlelog. I never understand when people say it ruined the game. I would love for it to be on steam as much as the next but not having it on there does not affect the game whatsoever.

      • John

        Apparently, you're not a golfer.

      • TynanDeRosa

        It ruined the game because it's bloat on bloat. You can't log into battlelog until you log into Origin. It was okay when they had their own little stupid login shit, but login to login is just retarded.

      • RemoteSojourner

        The most amazing (multiplayer) FPS to ever come out is TF2. The list of single player FPS is quite long and BF3 features nowhere in it.

  • RocketScience11

    Maybe a sign of Battlefield 3/4 on Tegra 4? *drool*..... hey, I can dream...

  • mgamerz

    If it's anything like the desktop app, it's going to suck ass. But it's EA, it's essentially the Motorola of Bootloaders.

  • ProductFRED

    Origin is just a DRM-filled Steam ripoff trying to ride on Valve's success. Nothing to see here folks.