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No Battlefield 3 on Steam

The EA Forums have a confirmation of widespread suspicions that Battlefield 3 will not be sold through Valve's Steam platform (thanks Planet Battlefield). As was theorized, there is a terms of service conflict at the root of this because DICE's military shooter will include the ability to purchase DLC from within the game:

Gamers can pre-order Battlefield 3 at Origin.com as well as over 100 digital retailers worldwide. EA offers games to all major download services. Unfortunately, Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. No other download service has adopted these practices.

We are intent on providing Battlefield 3 players with the best possible experience no matter where they purchase or play their game, and are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with our consumers. We hope to work out an agreement where Steam can carry Battlefield 3; meanwhile, gamers can pick from the more than 100 digital retailers listed at http://www.battlefield.com/digitaldownload, or go to http://www.origin.com.

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25. Re: No Battlefield 3 on Steam Aug 6, 2011, 14:33 Krovven
 
The issue is Valve wants any DLC to be made available on Steam if the game is on Steam. They do not care if someone else sells it too, as long as it's on Steam for the Steam users to buy from.

From a consumer point of view it makes perfect sense. Buy the DLC from the same place you bought the game and not have to goto a 3th party to get that content that should have been on the consumers choice of vendor.

I see this as EA forcing the consumer to have to go somewhere they do not want, to get the DLC. I want my DLC from the vendor I purchased the game from. I've never bought a digital distro game from anyone other than Steam, and I'm reluctant to start now. Especially with an EA game, where as already outlined EA has a shit history in continuing that so called 'direct connection with consumers'. Really? You stay connected with consumers by shutting down servers for online games 1 to 3 years after release? By enforcing download limits from your previous online store? Putting in legal bullshit about losing everything in my Origin account if it's idle for a couple years?

I really want BF3, but I'm getting closer and closer to just skipping BF3 altogether like I did BF2, BF2142 and BC2 (until it was $10). There's already enough games this fall/winter that I wouldn't even miss it.

Hell, I might even buy MW3 on Steam as a quiet protest, when I had zero interest and dont want another CoD game at full price. But Black Ops did a lot of things right, one of them was Steamworks integration. The suits at EA are fucking stupid.

This comment was edited on Aug 6, 2011, 14:45.
 
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