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More on BF3 and Steam

A note on Develop has further indications that Battlefield 3 will not be released through Steam, as speculation mounts that DICE's military shooter sequel will not appear on Valve's download service. They quote a comment from a report from financial research firm Baird based on a meeting with GameStop: "The upcoming EA title Battlefield 3 will be sold as a download through GameStop, but not through Steam," Baird says GameStop executives told them. "Given Steam's dominance and insistence on users downloading a Steam client application publishers are likely to be receptive to a competitive alternative." Thanks Computer and Video Games.

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281. Re: More on BF3 and Steam Jul 20, 2011, 17:08 Creston
 
Verno wrote on Jul 20, 2011, 16:27:
Over a rumored billion dollars in largely unsuccessful and derivative MMO titles too. Heads are going to roll if TOR is a one month wonder.

It won't be. The hardcore star wars nerds will HAVE to move to TOR to get their Star Wars MMO fix, since Galaxies is shutting down. Coupled with enough people loving Bioware that they'll give TOR a go, and enough people intrigued with the rumored amount of content, and I think it'll do well enough.

Will it kill WoW? Unlikely, but the average WoW player would apparently rather raid the exact same dungeon for the 198,000th time in the hopes of finding a drop with an extra +2 somewhere, so there's no possible way you could ever convince those people to leave WOW anyways.

But I'd be very surprised if, in 12-24 months, it hasn't made that rumored 300 million back in revenues.

Creston
 
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