'Battlefield 1' Latest News & Update: EA Restores Myanmar's Access To Origin After Abrupt Ban In September

By LJ Joseph , Updated Oct 31, 2016 01:32 AM EDT
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Electronic Arts' "Battlefield 1", an all-out online war game, has enticed a significant number of players worldwide. In fact, it has six times more online players than "Titanfall 2." However, Origin, the multiplayer portal and PC gaming subscription, has blocked users in Myanmar from playing "Battlefield 1". After being abruptly banned, Burmese players will be able to play the war game soon!

Electronic Arts Restores "Battlefield 1" In Myanmar

The abrupt ban of "Battlefield 1" may be one of the pitfalls of digital distribution. This is when big game companies let you pay the price of the online game and allow you to play it until they decide you can't have access anymore. Due to this situation, players who have paid and unable to play the games they own, want their money back. But this may also be due to governments that can block computers from multiplayer portals in entire countries and digital distributors that impose other restriction policies.­

According to Motherboard,Tom, the Electronic Arts' community manager, told Iranians that Origin will not be accessible to countries like Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria and Ukraine. This is done in compliance with the United States embargoes and sanction laws. In mid-September after this event, Myanmar Origin users were reported to receive messages that read "Access Denied" when logging on to Origin and gaining access to the online game "Battlefield 1."

"Battlefield 1" News & Update: US President Obama Lifts Sanctions On Myanmar

This situation is just the same when Morocco banned users from accessing digital distribution platforms such as Steam. However, the fact that Burmese players are blocked from accessing "Battlefield 1" in compliance with US law may not be entirely true because President Obama has lifted the economic sanctions against Myanmar through the executive order on October 7.

According to Polygon, Electronic Arts is now doing its best to restore access and it will bring its Origin back to Myanmar. EA spokesperson further says "We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused." Updates will be given and players will soon indulge in the Great War in "Battlefield 1!"

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