EA's Origin service will stop selling disc-based games next week

Battlefield publisher's online store going all-digital starting April 4.

Battlefield publisher Electronic Art's Origin marketplace will stop selling disc-based games starting April 4, the company announced today on its website. Beginning one week from today, the Origin store will transition to an all-digital marketplace where it will only sell downloads for PC and Mac.

EA said 99 percent of Origin users download their games, so this change won't affect them in any way. "But if you're that 1 percent who still desires a physical collection, we want to let you know that Origin won't be able to fulfill that need beginning April 4."

"We'll still be here when you transition your gaming habits to the wonders of digital downloads," EA said. "Digital is fast and convenient. Origin's focus is to give gamers the best experience, and going all-digital will make that possible."

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