EA has this week announced and enabled a new feature on its Origin content delivery service, that now allows users to add games that they might have purchased on other libraries, Steam in particular.
You might have already noticed when logged into EA Origins that EA games you have already purchased in Steam and the like have automatically now appeared in your Origin account. If you haven’t don’t worry you can also add them manually if needed.
EA has be quick to point out that at notice was information on your computer accessed for the transfer, and all records have been obtained via EA’s game registration records. Most likely using your registered email address as the linking factor. EA explains:
“A few of you noticed some of your older EA games showing up in your Origin My Games library over the past few weeks and I wanted to clear up any confusion. We tested a feature that in some cases made your older games show up in your Origin My Games Library. At no time was any information on your computer accessed, all of this information was obtained directly from our game registration records. Hopefully we didn’t cause too much confusion for anyone. We’ll be sure to come back and share more information about this feature as soon as we can.
“Meanwhile, if you do want to activate and download older EA games to your library, we have a tool that allows you to do this. Just go to Activate and enter your registration code. Not all games are supported at this point, but we’re continually working to make older titles available. For more information on this service, as well as a list of games that are currently available for activation, see Code Redemption FAQ.”
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