After being named the worst company in America, EA may have finally shown signs of cleaning up as an organization. Today EA finally fixed a major issue over at Origin, players who have been banned from multiplayer play can now finally access the games they paid for. You see EA in all their infinite wisdom thought it was a good idea that if a player was banned from multiplayer it would also be good to ban that player from accessing any and all single player components of the game. However, maybe being labeled as the worst company in America has finally gotten them off their high horse and caused them to do something they should have done months ago, revise Origin's policy on banning or suspended accounts. Players who were banned in multiplayer can now access the single player aspects of their games. Here is the statement on EA's official website:
"If you find yourself with a disabled account, please note that you can still play EA games in single-player mode. For PC games you will need to enable Origin's offline mode to play games with a disabled account. Go to the settings tab in Origin (the gear icon) and select Go Offline."Personally, this is why I am not to keen on moving to an all digital distribution system for video games, because anytime a company feels you wronged them, they can effectively take away a game you actually purchased and you are literally left with nothing. There were actually rumors of people banned on EA forms and Bioware Social Network resulting in them being locked out of their games. With that being said are there any of you out there worried like I am about going all digital or do you have faith in companies like EA and Valve to make an all digital distribution system work?