PC players in Myanmar are fairly miffed proper now.
As publicised by Redditor trivial_sublime this weekend, Origin members in Myanmar have been receiving “Access Denied” messages when making an attempt to fireside up EA’s PC consumer since late September.
That was dangerous sufficient, however now Origin appears to be utterly inaccessible in Myanmar. It’s greater than a bit of irritating for many who pre-ordered latest EA releases like Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 – to not point out everybody else locked out from their complete EA PC catalogue.
After the story blew up on social media and within the press, an EA spokesperson belatedly took to the EA Support forums to supply an announcement:
“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.”
The timing of the issue has been speculatively linked to a September announcement of the lifting of US financial sanctions on Myanmar, formalised on October 7 in accordance with Polygon. EA has made no such connection, nevertheless, and Myanma players appear to not be having bother with different US-owned PC gaming companies.
EA itself has supplied no explanations as to why Origin is inaccessible in Myanmar. As ordinary, the issue has raised questions on always-on DRM and the clauses in digital subscription phrases of service agreements that allow suppliers to yank your accounts.