EA are heralding the arrival of an Origin client update, with this latest one designed primarily to add Twitch.tv integration.
Hot on the heels of Twitch’s inclusion in the PlanetSide 2 client, Origin will support Twitch broadcasting directly from the Origin overlay once the accounts are connected.
The streaming support will include live feedback on how many people are watching your stream, as well as let you alter broadcast resolution, framerate and so on.
Also included in the update is the addition of non-Origin game shortcuts much in the same manner as Steam, and continued general client optimisation. EA are touting an improved Friends list that should “load faster and feel more responsive”, quicker general client load times, and more. Personally I’m hoping this will iron out the issue where I have to literally restart my computer to get my Friends list to correctly show people who I know are online (I know they’re online, because they tell me so. On Steam.)
Source: Origin (Thanks, Cas)