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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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100. Re: Battlefield 3 Will Require Origin Aug 12, 2011, 10:15 Verno
 
Bhruic wrote on Aug 12, 2011, 10:07:
At least now we can clearly see why it's not available on Steam.

If Steam is denying the listings because of the Origin requirement, I find that to be hypocritical on their part. Other stores carry Steamworks titles after all. It sounds like Steam isn't happy about something with regards to the DLC but I'm unsure of what that could be at this point. Several other titles sell DLC outside of the Steam framework but offer the title itself on Steam. I'm guessing EA and Valve had a very specific contract in this regard and one or the other stepped out of bounds.

Oh and some funny for the day that I just saw while catching up on reddit - apparently most people from Puerto Rico and Chile have to pay in Euros on Origin. I don't normally use this catchword but big Fail EA.

This comment was edited on Aug 12, 2011, 10:27.
 
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