Curious players have for some time been able to participate in the open beta test of EA App - the PC client that will act as a replacement for Origin and which for several years was the client we had to use to play their games. And now the EA App is more or less finished, which means that Origin will soon be gone.
They describe EA App as the fastest and lightest PC client they've ever created, and the smooth design is said to make it easy to find the games and content you're looking for. It also offers features that should be more or less standard for such clients, such as automatic game downloads and background downloads of updates.
It should also be possible to connect your EA account to other platforms, such as Steam, Xbox and Playstation, in order to collect friend lists and other things. If you already use Origin, you will shortly receive an invitation to switch to the EA App, and games, cloud save files, friends list and other things will be automatically transferred. If you play on a Mac, Origin will continue to apply.
As you know, EA has started to return to Steam, but many of the games still require their client to be running.