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Report: Battlefield 3 coming to Steam later this month

According to a new report, EA and Valve are in late-stage talks to bring Battlefield 3 to Steam just in time for launch later this month.

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zeal0us2302d ago (Edited 2302d ago )

You buy it on steam and the game open up origin or sent you to a origin. I'm not downing origin I just hate when games you buy off of steam want to open up a different application. Just run in steam,jeez.

I will believe it when I see it.

Pandamobile2302d ago (Edited 2302d ago )

What the hell is the problem? You don't even have to interact with Origin at all. It just sits there minimized in my task bar until I login to Battlelog to join a server. The only time you see Origin is when it pops up saying "Launching Battlefield 3 Beta", then it disappears again.

It's not going to kill your family if you use it, I mean holy sh*t, people.

evrfighter2302d ago

origin works just fine. It's just a web site I have saved in my shortcut bar so I do everything through firefox. I don't even mess with the actual program

Pandamobile2302d ago

Exactly. You don't have to interact with it at all.

Motorola2302d ago (Edited 2302d ago )

I don't want to run Origin at the same time as Steam... It eats RAM and it's just annoying. I have the Steam + Steam Overlay + Origin + Origin Overlay + BF3 Game + Web Browser (for battlelog) all eating RAM at the same time. They are separate processes in the task manager. My web browser eats 200 MB of RAM while watching a mere youtube video. With the BF3 plugin it will probably be more...
@Below I'm not running low on RAM, it just uses alot. I'm used to listening to music, talking on Skype, or ALT-tabbing out to look something up on my computer during a game, it's gonna be slower with all that stuff running.

Nitrox2302d ago

@Motorola
No offense man, but if you're running low on ram just because you're running origin and steam at the same time, it might be time to upgrade...

BattleAxe2302d ago

@ Panda

"What the hell is the problem? You don't even have to interact with Origin at all. It just sits there minimized in my task bar until I login to Battlelog to join a server. The only time you see Origin is when it pops up saying "Launching Battlefield 3 Beta", then it disappears again."

"It's not going to kill your family if you use it, I mean holy sh*t, people."

WTF is wrong with you? Are you getting paid by EA or something? Even in the forums you're acting like a frick'n fanboy. Get over it, people don't like Origin, and don't want to buy the game from Origin. I'm willing to bet that if Homefront was called Battlefield, you'd be saying the game is the best thing since sliced bread.........oh, and before I forget.....its a freakin DEMO!!!!

Pandamobile2302d ago

If Homefront was called Battlefield 3 I probably would have thrown myself into a river.

I'm hardly a fanboy of EA. I think their business strategies with Origin are as stupid and underhanded as the next person, but the fact of the matter is, Origin itself is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It's just a games marketplace client.

The main reason people have problems with it is because it's not Steam.

Ducky2302d ago

@Motorola
"I have the Steam + Steam Overlay + Origin + Origin Overlay + BF3 Game + Web Browser (for battlelog) all eating RAM at the same time."

You can disable Origin's in-game overlay similar to how steam's overlay can be disabled.
Origin is a bit heavy on the RAM side, but it still isn't a significant factor in performance as long as you have enough ram.

MrSent2301d ago

Im starting to like you! Hella funny post and a bump.

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zeal0us2302d ago

I have nothing against Origin. I just want my games to run in steam, if I buy them off of Steam. If I brought a game off Origin, I wouldn't want Origin trying to open up Steam or send me a Steam download page.

egidem2302d ago

Last time I checked, Battlefield 3 will need Origin to play, even if you were to buy a retail copy. If the Steam version is coming, will it also include Origin as a must install? Cause that would be a letdown.

ATi_Elite2302d ago

The point is that i do not want to open up a new client for every dam game i have.

Then that requires username/Password login and all that crap!

Steam, EA, Activision, Blizzard, GSC, Rockstar, GFWL, etc etc.. This client crap is another reason i game on private servers. One client for all my games.

I'm sure Ubisoft is looking to open their own store too.

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hiredhelp2302d ago

As long as i can connect threw EA servers on PC' im not fussed. i know alot people love steam so i hope you get battlefield 3. but for me i had issues since day 1 on there servers on steam being in the UK.
I know not 100% on ea with beta at moment but stress test ad every other game ive ran online on EA its been fine.
But as stated i hope they bring it to steam for you guy's.

Giru0172302d ago

If it goes on steam and i don't have to install the spyware known as origin, then I'm sooooo buying. If not, not buy from me, simple as that.

LightofDarkness2302d ago

Regardless, you'll be using BattleLog, so big whoop.

SP3333D-O2302d ago

Getting it on Steam would be a step in the right direction. Now, if we could just do everything from within the game instead of bouncing between Origin, the browser, and the game!

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