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origin-blog-image.jpg POSTED BY Michael Blank ON Feb 8, 2013

Origin for Mac is Here!

Today I’m proud to announce the official launch of Origin for Mac. Our vision with Origin is to connect your gaming universe online, and today we're taking a major step in expanding our service to reach Mac-based gamers worldwide. Now Mac gamers can enjoy many of the same features that have defined Origin for PC users: including cloud storage to save and continue games, social connectivity via friends list, and more.

One new feature will be of particular interest for gamers who play on both PC and Mac machines: dual-platform play. For select EA games (that are available on both PC and Mac), you can buy a title once on Origin, and when you log into Origin on either Mac or PC, that same game will appear in your newly unified (Mac/PC) My Games library.

The Mac catalog includes titles from both EA and its publishing partners (such as Warner Brothers and Sega), including smash hit titles like Dragon Age 2, Batman: Arkham City GOTY Edition, LEGO Harry Potter, and The Sims 3. As a special launch offer, we're also having a Simtastic 13th Anniversary Sale, where you can download The Sims 3 base game and expansion packs on Origin for Mac for as little as $10—this sale is only running for a limited time, so act fast.

In delivering great game content, connecting with our Origin offerings on PC and iOS devices, and offering great value to gamers with dual-platform play on select titles, Origin is making it easier than ever before for gamers to connect and play anytime, anywhere. You can download Origin for Mac today at www.origin.com/download.

Mike Blank, Vice President, Production, Design, and Engineering, Origin

Comments (14)

  1. +1 0
    Installed... Created an account! Can't login on both Origin and the store. The client says "Unkown error", and on the website, the only place i can log in is here in the Blog... That means i can't even contact the support since i ain't able to log in there. What shall i do? Thanks
    Feb 10, 2013
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    Glad to see Origin coming to the Mac. How long was the Sims 3 sale? Did I miss it or is there a code to enter to get it for $10?
    Feb 21, 2013
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    I don't see the discount either. AUD$79.99 for Sims 3 in the Aus store :(
    Mar 5, 2013
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  4. 0 0
    $10 discount is only for US & Canada
    Mar 5, 2013
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    SimCity for MAC, let's do it!!! I can't bare it any longer, I want to play!!!
    Mar 5, 2013
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    SIM CITY FOR MAC!!! WHERE IS IT! IT IS NOT A WANT, IT IS A NEED!!!
    Mar 5, 2013
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    Origin on Mac works great. Same account as on windows. But: When i buy SimCity for PC, i'll be able to download it also for Mac-edition?
    Mar 6, 2013
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    A lot of EA fans who owns a PC and a Mac are eagerly wanting to purchase SimCity 5 on the PC and be able to download it on their Mac later on as a single dual-platform purchase. However, we yet need to hear an official word from EA that SimCity 5 is in fact a dual-platform purchase, and people can do that. Could some official representative verify that please? Cheers
    Mar 6, 2013
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      I would like to know this too
      Mar 8, 2013
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    I also want to know if Simcity would be a dual-platform game. So I can donwload it now on my laptop (that I barely) and play it on my iMac when it's officialy released on the mac.
    Mar 11, 2013
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    I cant figure out why it seems like all EA pages and support centers refuse to answer this question... Everywhere I see this question popping up, its just ignored. Same thing when i contacted the EA costumer support on e-mail. Nobody answers. So, with all the complains about the servers at release, why dont EA try to make their costumers happy for once, and just answer the question. Its pretty simple, YES or NO.
    Mar 13, 2013
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH. I LOVE YOU GUYS! IVE BEEN WAITING SO LONG FOR THIS!!
    Apr 8, 2013
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    DOWNLOADED AND INSTALLED. WONT LET ME LOGIN IN OR ANYTHING! FIX THIS PLEASE!
    Apr 9, 2013
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  13. 0 0
    NOT WORKINGGG!!
    Apr 9, 2013
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  14. 0 0
    so when do we get 1942 for Origin for Mac?
    Apr 16, 2013
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