EA announced that its Origin service will no longer offer physical copies of its products next month starting on April 4th. The decision for this change occurred after EA noticed that only 1% of their customers bought physical copies.
EA’s official statement said, “If you’re among 99% of our users, absolutely nothing [will change]. 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.”
EA went on to say, “”We’ll still be here when you transition your gaming habits to the wonders of digital downloads. Digital is fast and convenient. Origin’s focus is to give gamers the best experience, and going all-digital will make that possible.”
Honestly, everyone and everything is going digital. It is faster and easier, so you might as well embrace the future if you haven’t already. If you’re one of those hard copy purists, make one yourself. Save the game on a thumb drive or burn it to a disc. Once you download it you can do whatever you want with it. The only real downside to digital downloads is not being about to trade them in once you’ve finished them.
Source – Digital SpyFiled Under: Gaming News