NowGamer: The PC version of Battlefield 3 may be available on Steam despite recent reports to the contrary.
I hope so...
The only reason EA don't want it on steam is greed. They want £39.99 for it on Origin which is 25% more than most retailers are selling it on disc.
Well if that's the case, then the solution is simple: buy it on disc. We seriously don't need war in DD department. I don't wanna have 20 clients installed on my PC just because every douche thinks I should use theirs. One is enough and that one is called Steam. I'll rather wait a few days (or buy disc version on day 1) rather than use that crappy Origin.
Ill be buying the CD key online for 30usd :P If EA doesnt want me using Steam and think they will cause me to buy it on origin for more profit, they can think again. Ill buy the CD key download the game and play.
I preordered on disc for £23.99
Bumnut where from?
@jaosobno Some people cant buy it on disk because it to expensive retail for where they live and they have to buy digital.
Watch out! Someone with a shit PC is ninja disagreeing with us all.
The retail price is £39.99 on disc...
all retail disks will install through origins. buying disk or digital you will need origins to boot up battlelog for multiplayer. no way around it im afraid guys. i wish steam would sort something out as i have being using origins to play my battlefield 3 alpha and it aint a scratch on steam. + origins is still in BETA progress and it better be finished for battlefield 3.
Its listed as £28.99 now, but i used a voucher 'PREORDER20' and got it for £23.99 http://www.bee.com/games/pc...
How did this copy of a story get accepted... Anyway, if they release it on steam after launch you might miss out on some pro-order stuff like maps, etc.
They won't succeed versus Call of Duty if it's not on Steam.
Unfortunately... Damn true.
They cant afford not to have BF3 on Steam. Just doesnt busines sense. BC2 sold so well on steam. There is no way they arent having bf3 on Steam.
Unfortunately it makes long term business sense. Drawing people away from Steam would lead many gamers directly to Origin. And Battlefield 3 is popular enough to force even Steam gamers to go elsewhere if it's not available on Steam.
It makes sense from EA's point of view to push pre-orders at Origin, but they can't leave it off Steam post-launch if they want to compete...
Please be true ...
with BFBC2 on sale during the holiday I think it ranked like number 2 and the game is a couple years old... that's insane it would be suicide to not have it on steam
March 2010 doesn't equal "a couple years old" ...
I bought it in the steam sale, already owned it on PS3 but I figured I'd need some PC practice before BF3 (People play really differently on Console/PC). Pre-ordered on Origin, I honestly don't really care, I'll just add it as a non-steam game.
Hmm, I already pre-ordered a disc based copy discounted at $48. Is there a way to attach that to my Steam account? I know people have managed to do that with other games.
Nope it's not a Steamworks title. Only these games can be - https://support.steampowere... No EA game can be activated on Steam, only added as a non-steam game.
Well if it is true I will get it maybe a week after. Red Orchestra 2 & Hard Reset devs will be supported by me first. I am sure dice will make way more than them in the first hour. so they will be good.
yes but they aren't allowing steam PRE ORDERS. Thus no pre-order bonus such as free karkland!
Nothing has been confirmed, never believe anything EA support say, they are wrong 99% of the time.
"post release." ... Um, I think I want those pre-order maps, so I'm fine with getting it on Origin. This might actually be true, though, because this whole thing between the 2 was about distribution of digital pre-order content and purchases, right? If Steam get it later, they don't have to worry about those, because they won't have them. But then how would people buy the maps later? On Steam or through EA? I'm confused.
I hope it gets on steam.
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