BF3 not distributing through steam?

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  1. Raith

    Raith Well-Known Member

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    Looks like BF3 may not be avaliable through steam. No doubt has a lot to do with EA's new in-house digital distribution service Origin starting up; with BF3 as its flagship title I would imagine.

    Here's the story on GameSpot

    I hope there's a standalone boxed copy if it does bypass Steam. It'd be a pain to have two digital dist programs running in parallel.
     
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    Its irrelevant where its being purchased. You just add it to Steam as a non Steam game- no different that how BC2 is run now. The game maybe purchased via Origin but thats it (apart from logging in each time you play as with BC2).
     
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    I think this was already established some time ago.
     
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    Origin's not really like steam, it's just a new name for ea downloader, more importantly you can have your origin/ea downloader disconnected and off etc and still log on to digitally downloaded ea games unlike steam.
     
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    Yep the retail with bonus weapon unlocks comes in a fancy metal case ! :)
     
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    Thread closed.

    Carry on the conversation in the threads that MD linked to if you want to say more.
     
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