EA is making people verify 'it's really them' to play certain games

If you digitally own any game from EA, chances are quite high you are using the company's very own Origin client to run and update them. That's all well and good, but the publisher is seemingly making some changes to the way its games are updated, and therefore the way you access them.

The email shown in the image pertains to the 2012 Need for Speed: Most Wanted reboot - rather oddly referred to as NFS Most Wanted 2013. As can be seen in the image, if you don't play it ´╗┐for more than 120 days, and then attempt to do so, you'll need to verify that "it is really you playing the game". This policy has been implemented on March 6.

For those on mobile devices, the email above reads:

Hi [Username],

We’re reaching out because we know that you like to play NFS Most Wanted 2013 PC. We’re making some seamless updates to some of our games, and it requires a small action from you.

Please click here to ensure it is really you playing the game.

Starting 2018-03-06, you’ll need to log into NFS Most Wanted 2013 PC within 120 days or you may get an error message that will stop you from getting into the game. This is to make sure it’s really you trying to get back into the game.

If you do not login for 120 days, you can still get back in the game. Look in your email inbox for an email with the subject line "Reactivate your access to NFS Most Wanted 2013 PC". Confirm that you were trying to get back in the game in that email, and you’ll be good to go.

Having trouble? Reach out to us at help.ea.com.

Happy gaming,
The EA Team

Upon clicking the link provided, you will be presented with this screen:

Do keep in mind that the email address this is coming from is 'ea@e.ea.com'. The domain extension is confirmed to be a valid one by the company itself.

It is unclear if all Origin games will be subject to this requirement going forward, or if this is limited to this one particular game, but we have reached out to EA for comment, and will update the article when we get a response.

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