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Electronic Arts is working to restore Origin services in banned country

As we informed you yesterday, Electronic Arts has quietly banned a country from Origin. After a big uproar, however, the big publisher issued a statement, claiming that Origin services will be restored in Myanmar really soon.

As Electronic Arts’ representative told us:

“We are working to restore access to Origin for our players in Myanmar. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we’ll share updates on timing as soon as possible.”

As we reported yesterday, PC gamers in Myanmar are welcomed with an “Access Denied” message and Origin is no longer available in that particular country.

Electronic Arts decided to terminate Origin services in Myanmar due to the US sanctions against Myanmar, however those sanctions were lifted on October 7th.

One of our users claimed that this same thing happens in Iran, so it will be interesting to see whether EA will restore Origin services in that country too or not. According to EA, Origin is not available in Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and Ukraine (Crimea region) due to US embargoes and sanctions laws.

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