It appears that EA has just banned an entire country from Origin. I bet your thinking that’s a bit extreme! According to reports, PC gamers located in Myanmar cannot access their games or login to their Origin accounts, and cannot use the client at all.
PC gamers in Myanmar are welcomed with an “Access Denied” message and it’s been reported that Origin is no longer available in Myanmar. However, Gamers have been left stunned as some have a vast collection of games on Origin worth a considerable amount of money and no refund has been issued to the users in Myanmar. Instead, EA simply terminated its Origin services in that country, without giving a damn about those affected by it.
From what we’ve gathered, EA is not offering Origin in Myanmar anymore due to the US sanctions against Myanmar. It’s worth noting that the sanctions were lifted on October 7th, however the service is still unavailable in Myanmar.
Steam, GOG, and every single other game network are still working in Myanmar.
Naturally, gamers located in Myanmar found a work around and are using a VPN in order to access their accounts and games.
We hope that EA will resolve this issue as soon as possible, or at least offer a refund to everyone affected by this!