Electronic Arts has started rolling out an overhauled version of its digital store with the release of the Origin 10 Beta.
The Beta page detailing what is new explains that the new version brings numerous changes and updates to existing features:
- Find friends, recommendations for games, articles and videos, deals, and more—all tailored specifically to you
- The client is built to work across Mac, PC, web and mobile with a consistent look
- Origin In-Game
- Voice chat
- Up to 2,000 friend list limit, up from the 100 limit of previous Origin versions
Features that they are currently working on including group chat, customized box art, and the ability to import friends from PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.
The Origin 10 Beta also allows you to add games not from Origin to launch from one location, this is a feature Steam has had for a long time and now makes its way to Origin.
To obtain Origin 10 Beta, you will first need to opt into the Origin Beta Participation program from the Application Settings of your Origin client.