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  • EA Announces Alpha Testing for Origin Client on Macs


    The popular game developer, Electronic Arts, recently announced that users would be able to download and test an early alpha of its popular Origin gaming software for Mac. According to a post on the Origin blog, only a few thousand players in North America and the United Kingdom will be able to download the app at this stage to help test it out. The following was announced by EA:

    Mac gamers rejoice: Origin for Mac will be launching soon, and starting today weíre offering you the opportunity to take it for a spin before the official release. This open alpha will only be available to a few thousand users in North America and the United Kingdom, so donít waitódownload your copy of our new Mac client (alpha build) today.
    The developer is giving each alpha tester a free copy of the PopCap game, Bookworm. Since the store isnít fully functional in the Mac version, new games wonít be able to download at this time. Itíll be a while before we start seeing games like Mass Effect and Dead Space running natively on the Mac as EAís development teams has to specifically build the Mac version of each game in order for them to work on OS X.

    The decision on whether to create a Mac version of the game or not though relies on the individual gameís developers. Itís likely that all the hot-selling games will likely be seeing a Mac version but the same canít be said about some of the less known games. Most other Origin features such as the in-game overlay, chat, and cloud saves will be fully functional in the alpha from day one.

    Those of you who are interested in trying the alpha client will need OS X 10.6.8 or higher and the client, which can be downloaded from the Origin website.

    Source: Origin (blog)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: EA Announces Alpha Testing for Origin Client on Macs started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      10.8.6?!? Am I missing 4 updates for osx? Or is ea just trolling us?
    1. Caspercronz's Avatar
      Caspercronz -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      10.8.6?!? Am I missing 4 updates for osx? Or is ea just trolling us?
      its 10.6.8 silly which is snow leopard u just read it wrong
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Caspercronz View Post
      its 10.6.8 silly which is snow leopard u just read it wrong
      haha they changed it then. it did say 10.8.6 first