Report: Iran Banned from Accessing EA Origin, Who’s Next?

By   /   Nov 1, 2016
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Recently, it came to light that EA Origin access is stripped from players in Myanmar. Hold it! Before you start to criticize EA, you should know that it wasn’t in the hands of EA. The ban was imposed due to the U.S. sanctions against Myanmar.

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EA was forced to ban players from EA Origin; at the time we were wondering who might be next and it looks like we have our answer.

Me and many other Iranian gamers are now unable to access what we have paid for and are banned.
Reason being U.S sanctions against Iran? what? Those have been lifted and that’s completly bs, Why do other services like Steam, Uplay and Battle.net allow us Iranians to play their games and use their clients then?
They basically told us “Nope, you can’t play your games that you bought from us anymore, bye..”
EA has no respect for their customers and this is really unacceptable.

Edit – As you can see here Ukrainian players were facing the same problem and EA fixed it for them as soon as they started the thread but Iranian players are still unable to access their libraries for more than 2 weeks.

The whole situation shows just how digital games can be stripped from us in a heartbeat. Every player paid money to access EA Origin games and they were stripped of access without any prior warning or refunds. EA needs to communicate such decisions or actions ahead of time and offer refunds to the affected.

EA recently released two major games – Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2. The company should at least refund for these two games.

This is a developing story, we will keep you updated on any new developments.

Source: Reddit