EA has confirmed that it will no longer sell physical games via Origin, ending the service as soon as this week. The change is expected to affect just 1% of customers, with the vast majority already preferring a digital-only solution.
The shift to digital-only (for both PC and Mac) is all part of a change that EA claims will give gamers “the best experience”, as a publisher spokesperson explains:
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.