EA has revised its policy regarding account bans and the consequent inability to play games. They have released an official statement regarding this and it looks like the backlash has worked.
“With every game and service EA offers, we take the satisfaction of our customers very seriously. We discourage cheating and strive to maintain a high level of integrity in both our games and our forums,” they wrote.
“To this end, we will hide inappropriate content, and we will take action on EA/Origin accounts that violate the Terms of Service (TOS) based on the severity of the offense.
“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,” he added.
“Go to the settings tab in Origin (the gear icon) and select Go Offline.”
Hopefully they will change their other policies and aim to improve their image among consumers. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.