EA is going to release a variety of games for the upcoming Nintendo Wii U home console and it seems that the company will also require players on that platform to make an account for its own Origin network, just like PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, or PC owners.
, a brand new section has been added in regards to the information that’s being sent to EA when playing on the Wii U.
“If you sign up to play EA games through a Nintendo Wii U console, your Nintendo account information will be provided to EA so that we can establish an Origin Account for you,” the section reads.
An Origin account will be mandatory if players want to experience games made by the publisher online and a variety of other data will be sent to EA in order to fill out your new account.
“You need an Origin Account to play EA’s titles online. By signing up to play EA’s titles, you agree that limited user account information can be transferred to EA. Information transferred to EA includes your Mii information, email address, Nintendo Network ID, friend list, country, language and date of birth but does not include credit card number or other financial account information.”
The Origin network is already mandatory for owners of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, while PC users need to have the Origin
client installed on their machine in order to actually play a game made by the company.
While this isn’t a major problem, requiring yet another account from gamers does inconvenience a lot of people. What do you think? Should EA continue to push Origin onto its customers or should it make the whole process optional?