Electronic Arts brought out their game manager client, Origin, for Mac this week. Previously created just for Windows (and to compete with Valve’s Steam client), it isn’t surprising that EA is starting to recognize the importance of catering to other operating systems on the computer platform. Apple computers are just beginning to receive attention from gaming companies, as well as Linux, after many years of a Windows-dominated market for PC games.
The Origin for Mac client is currently in alpha stage and EA is offering a limited number gamers in North America and the UK, on a first come first serve basis, to test drive the software until its eventual launch at an unspecified date. Origin for Mac does require OS X 10.6.8 and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor at the very least, which does make sense since older machines won’t be able to run most games at optimal settings anyway.