Earlier today, stories were swirling regarding EA’s alleged decision to stop shipping physical games in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The news, which first surfaced on German website Games Wirtschaft, was picked up by many major gaming websites. Our initial assumption was that something had been lost in translation, and it turns out that’s the case.
In a statement, the publisher said: “We have not stopped physical distribution of our games in Germany, Austria, or Switzerland and players will continue to be able to buy our games from retailers across the region. Recent reports stating otherwise are an inaccurate reflection of disclosures made in EA Germany's statutory financial statements.”