EA still banning Myanmar Origin users despite lifting of US sanctions – Updated

EA still banning Myanmar Origin users despite lifting of US sanctions – Updated

Origin users in Myanmar (formerly Burma) have found themselves locked out of EA’s Origin.

Gamers in Myanmar discovered back in September that they no longer have access to their games and they are still being presented with an access denied message when attempting to access the Origin site or platform.

The denial was put in place to comply with US sanctions against the country but the sanctions were actually lifted by President Obama back in September. Gamer’s in Myanmar are frustrated with EA who has still not changed their policy for Myanmar to reflect the changes in US government policy.

Services such as Steam, which are also US-based, are functioning fine. It seems strange that even after the lifting of sanctions, EA has not lifted the country-wide ban to allow customers to access their games.

Hopefully EA will resolve the situation soon.

Thanks Reddit.

Update: EA has now released the following statement:

 “We are working to restore access to Origin for our players in Myanmar. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, and we’ll share updates on timing as soon as possible.”

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