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Battlefield 3 Will Require Origin

It seems yes is the answer to the question of whether Battlefield 3 will require the use of EA's new Origin service, even for users who purchase a physical copy of DICE's upcoming military shooter sequel. A question on Twitter directed at Global Battlefield Community Manager Daniel Matros asked "If we get the DVD version of BF3 do we still have to use Origin?" This was followed by another attempt, asking: "What about the rumors spreading on the forums that we need origin to play BF3 if we have the DVD?" These inspired the following reply: "Yes those 'rumors' are true :)." Thanks Teddy via BF3Blog.

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74. Re: Battlefield 3 Will Require Origin Aug 11, 2011, 19:44 Fingers M
 
I remember when everyone used a 3rd party server browser and hated all of the in game browsers. The bf3 browser is very good, and the interface and how everything is integrated is pretty slick. Also the browser is separate from origin, so my statement of the way origin operates like steam here still stands.  
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