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Why Battlefield 3 won't be making an appearance on Steam

by Stephen Coleman on 8 August 2011, 13:40

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), FPS

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EA has announced, via its official forums, that Battlefield 3 will not be sold through Steam.

"EA offers games, including Battlefield 3, to all major digital download sites. In doing so, our goal is to not only reach the widest possible global audience with our games, but also to provide ongoing customer support, patches and great new content. We are intent on providing Battlefield 3 players with the best possible experience no matter where they purchase or play the game, and are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with consumers."

"Gamers can pre-order Battlefield 3 at Origin.com as well as over 100 digital retailers worldwide. EA offers games to all major download services. Unfortunately, Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. No other download service has adopted these practices."

"We are intent on providing Battlefield 3 players with the best possible experience no matter where they purchase or play their game, and are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with our consumers. We hope to work out an agreement where Steam can carry Battlefield 3; meanwhile, gamers can pick from the more than 100 digital retailers listed at http://www.battlefield.com/digitaldownload, or go to http://www.origin.com."

Battlefield 3 is slated for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 28 in the UK and October 25 in the US.



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Same with Star Wars: The Old Republic.
This is all well and good im all for getting patches etc right away, and i also understand that you want to push your own service (Origin) .... but why in gods kitchen are you the dearest place to buy the dam game ?

Nuts .............

I will be buying it anyway, just not from Origin.
Not sure how legit they are but saw this [play-sc.com] when google shopping for bf3 prices
Cool.

Just a small note: BF2 is one of my favourite games ever, and I can't wait for BF3. If you don't put it on Steam, I won't buy it.

Cheers.
Tbh I dont care whether its on steam or not. Games are always overpriced on steam anyway.

Ill buy it from amazon like I did with BF2