Announced in a blog post, the EA App – which has been in open beta for some time – will soon replace the Origin client with what EA is calling its “fastest and lightest PC client to date”.
According to EA, the new app has a more stramlined design and performs automatic game downloads and background updates.
Local and cloud saves will all be automatically transferred to the new client, which players will be invited to download soon, according to EA.
Mac players, however, won’t currently receive the new app yet. “Origin for Mac continues to be the place you can access your games,” EA has stated.
EA officially revealed its new Need For Speed game earlier this week.
“The innovative single player campaign delivers thrills and consequences through an immersive narrative that engages players in the city of Lakeshore as they race, collect, upgrade, and customize the world’s hottest performance cars on their way to the top of the scene,” according to EA.
“Players uncover the world of Lakeshore when a robbery at a family auto-shop tears two friends apart and sets a rookie racer on a journey to win the ultimate street race and reclaim the priceless car that was stolen from them.”