Origin’s auto-catalogue add does not access your files

By Brenna Hillier
28 February 2012 21:55 GMT

EA has said the addition of pre-Origin EA titles to user’s games lists does not involve any rifling through your PC’s files.

“A few of you noticed some of your older EA games showing up in your Origin My Games library over the past few weeks and I wanted to clear up any confusion. We tested a feature that in some cases made your older games show up in your Origin My Games Library. At no time was any information on your computer accessed, all of this information was obtained directly from our game registration records,” a statement from EA advised.

“Hopefully we didn’t cause too much confusion for anyone. We’ll be sure to come back and share more information about this feature as soon as we can.”

In the meantime, players can manually bring older, registered EA games into your Origin library using an activation tool, although not all games are supported as yet.

Earlier this week, users noted games like Dead Space and The Sims popping up on their Origin accounts despite being purchased through other channels.

Thanks, That VideoGame Blog.

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