EA climbs down on Origin ban policy

EA has at last amended its Origin ban policy, allowing players who have been banned from the company's online services to play singleplayer games.

We first reported on EA's ban policy last March, when a poster on the BioWare forum found he was unable to play the PC version of Dragon Age II until a temporary ban doled out for misbehaviour had expired. While account bans will still leave players unable to play multiplayer games, they will have access to singleplayer modes and DLC.

The publisher told Gaming Blend that the change came into effect on March 8. Its revised account suspension policy reads: "If you find yourself with a disabled account, please note that you can still play EA games in singleplayer mode.

"For PC games, you will need to enable Origin's offline mode to play games with a disabled account."