Originally Posted by |MaguS|
Origin always runs on the background unless you close the program, it automatically minimizes to the task bar. I bet Star Wars will have it running in the background as well. While I have a good rig I just don't like many programs running especially when they are for the most part useless.
No it does not. BF3 is the only game that need Origin to be running while playing the game. If you start your games from inside Origin then yes, it's running of course but that's only if you want the integration with Origin chat like Stream.