jacobvandy wrote on Aug 3, 2011, 00:00: No matter what, you have to launch the game from the Battlelog website anyway.
That was just for the purposes of the alpha, and will likely be the same for the beta. They confirmed a while back that the game will have the browser and whatnot integrated for those who didn't want to use Battlelog.
Whether they hold to that is another question, but they said it.
I'm going by this fabulously slippery answer from yesterday:
@Demize99 @zh1nt0 will we be able to play the final game without having to use a web browser?
@ChrisSchewanick Battelog is an integral feature to the Battlefield 3 experience on the PC.