EA's Origin digital distribution platform will soon ditch physical media and will only sell digital media after April 4. Prior to this change consumers could buy both physical disc-based and digital versions of games through Origin. After April 4, they will only be able to buy games that can be downloaded.
"What does this mean for you? If you're among 99 per cent of our users, absolutely nothing," Origin wrote on its website. "Your shopping experience hasn't changed one single bit."
"But if you're that 1 per cent who still desires a physical collection, we want to let you know that Origin won't be able to fulfill that need beginning April 4th. We'll still be here when you transition your gaming habits to the wonders of digital downloads."
"Digital is fast and convenient. Origin's focus is to give gamers the best experience, and going all-digital will make that possible."
Clearly physical disc-based games weren't selling all that well through Origin or EA would not be abandoning them...