Downloadable games are more popular that physical media any more and while you've been able to choose either physical media or downloadable media for current games when buying through Origin, that is coming to a halt later this week. April 4th is slated to be the last day you'll be able to buy anything from Origin and have it shipped to your door. From now on out, it's downloads only.
What does this mean for you? If you're among 99 percent of our users, absolutely nothing. Your shopping experience hasn't changed one single bit," reads a statement from the company. "But if you're that one percent who still desires a physical collection, we want to let you know that Origin won't be able to fulfill that need beginning April 4th. We'll still be here when you transition your gaming habits to the wonders of digital downloads.