Humble Store has announced that the codes for games from Electronic Arts and other manufacturers intended for the Origin platform will have to be used by the 18th of this month at the latest. After that date, the codes will become invalid.
According to Wario64 tweeters, Electronic Arts withdrew its games from other official keys/code resellers, such as GreenManGaming, Fanatical, etc., earlier this week.
Any EA Origin keys purchased on the Humble Store will need to be redeemed by March 18th https://t.co/eS4B9oJyxx— Wario64 (@Wario64) March 11, 2022
This does not affect keys from Humble Bundle or Humble Choice. I also heard EA Origin games delisted last week on various stores (Fanatical, Gamesplanet, GMG, etc.) pic.twitter.com/TMERNWZ6vV
It is unknown at this time why Electronic Arts are withdrawing activation
codes for its games, and the company has not commented on this. There are
theories that this is due to the imminent retirement of Origin - at least
under that name. Namely, Electronic Arts have already announced that in the
future we will no longer have Origin but a new platform called EA
Another possibility is that EA could switch to a "silent code activation" system, so it no longer sends codes to resellers but asks customers to link the store's accounts and the EA application to activate the code purchased from the reseller.