Crysis Warhead on Steam

Steam is now offering online sales and downloads of Crysis Warhead, Crytek's first-person shooter follow-up. In a bit of a surprise, this precedes the game's international release, which is tomorrow (story). They are also offering Warhead as a bundle with the original Crysis.
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Can someone confirm that buying warhead on steam still requires online activation through EA?

This a deal breaker for me. I'm ready to buy the game on steam assuming it means I can load it via steam anytime I like and it will be ready to play without any further authentication needed from EA.

I'm guessing this isn't the case, but if someone can verify this it would be much appreciated...

Course I already have 2 games to play atm so I shouldn't be buying this game right now...

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