EA has recently sent out an email to all Origin account holders stating that their account would be renamed to an EA Account. The full statement given in the email was,
In the coming weeks your Origin Account will be renamed to an EA Account to better represent all of EA’s games and services. Your account identity, preferences, and order history will remain unchanged. You will continue to use this account and the same login credentials to access all EA games, web sites, and services, including Origin.
Whether or not this is a sign of Origin’s future shutdown is not for certain. Origin most recently announced that it would no longer be selling and/or shipping boxed copies of video games, instead going entirely digital.
I guess that is that then… pic.twitter.com/90oqmuMHpm
— Jonathan Blow (@Jonathan_Blow) July 18, 2015