Rightly or wrongly, there are a lot of criticisms levelled at EA’s Origin service. One of the biggest sticking points, however, is that if you get banned from Origin you are denied access to the games you have paid for – not a great selling point.
EA promised to have a look at the controversial policy last year, after complaints from banned users about not being able to access their games, and has now decided to reverse the clause to allow gamers to access the single player component of their games.
The new ‘Go Offline’ option can be accessed according to EA’s Account Suspension policy.
“If you find yourself with a disabled account, please note that you can still play EA games in single-player mode. For PC games you will need to enable Origin’s offline mode to play games with a disabled account. Go to the settings tab in Origin (the gear icon) and select Go Offline. “