What has been described as “a landmark update” is to be delivered by EA to Origin, a digital download service of theirs, in the very near future. Those players with beta updates are to get Origin 9.0 immediately at first.
Then, it will become available for everyone afterwards. User suggestions and feedback have apparently been testament to a lot of the new features that will be involved within the update. They are as follows below:
Unlike in previous versions of Origin, where your friends list was fused to the main client window, the list in 9.0 is free-floating and mobile, making it easier to chat both in-game and out:
Another big change in 9.0 is our revamp of the My Games library. First off, we’ve added a slider to let you resize game images, so you can make them as small… Or as large… As you like.
Many of you will also be happy to hear that we’ve heeded your requests and moved forward production of our in-game clock. Bring up Origin In-Game in 9.0 and you’ll see it featured prominently in the upper right-hand corner:
And last (but in many ways first), we’ve improved the overall performance of the client, making 9.0 an even smoother experience for Origin gamers.