Origin lets you purchase and play EA games - any time and any place you want. With the in-game overlay, you can browse the web while playing select games.
Origin's social features allow you to create a profile, connect and chat with your friends, share your game library, and effortlessly join your friends' games.
Origin streamlines the download process, for quick, easy installation and use. Direct download of PC games requires the Origin client, and once you have it, you'll be able to access your game library from virtually anywhere. You can even play your favorite games on other PCs when you're on the go.
Origin is a replacement for EA Download Manager.
Download speeds can now be throttled--players get to decide how much bandwidth a game download should take up, both when they're playing a game and when they're not.
An FPS meter (for tracking frame rate) is now accessible in-game, so game settings can be optimized.
Interface improvements had been made to the party invite system.
Friend recommendation bug fix to update "You have [#] friends in common" dialogue.
Clicking a friend tile now redirects to their profile.
Networking performance and load time improvements.
Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.