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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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107. Re: Battlefield 3 Will Require Origin Aug 12, 2011, 16:15 Crustacean Soup
Teddy wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 15:27:
Crustacean Soup wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 05:03:
Crustacean Soup wrote on Aug 11, 2011, 19:53:
So, you could open the game, which brings up the main menu, where you open the browser, click a server, and have the game start.

Or, you could open the game, which brings up a web page, where you open the browser, click a server, and have the game start.

I don't see the problem yet.

How many pieces of software do you have running in instance 1? How many in instance 2? (Just to save you the trouble, the answers are 1 and 3, respectively.)

Software bloat is a problem, period. It's not a deal breaker for some, it will be for others.

2 and 3 if you want a better modern comparison (Steam - Origin/Battlelog)

This is going to bother people who are obsessed about avoiding clutter. Other people? A modern, BF3-capable rig should have enough RAM to handle a little browser window. A lot of people will leave a browser and other junk open in the background anyways. Who bothers about closing all of that these days?
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