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"When Dragon Age II was removed, EA said the following: "Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to sell downloadable content. No other download service has adopted this practice. Consequently some of our games have been removed by Steam. We hope to work out an agreement to keep our games on Steam.”"


http://www.industrygamers.com/news/e...battlefield-3/

I like Steam and I am sorry that BF3 wont be sold via Steam.
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post #2 of 28
Where in that interview do you see the words "Battlefield 3 will not be coming to Steam"?

I see "We are working on an agreement". Guess what? The game won't be out for another 2+ months, that's plenty of time for them and Steam to work something out (if they want to).
post #3 of 28
Old statement from months ago. Nothing new.
Like the guy above said, 2+ months is plenty of time.
Steam is known in the past for getting games late for pre-order.
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post #4 of 28
The actual quote is more optimistic than the articles title.
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A lot of comments in there asking for the EA Source and someone mentioned EA Support stating it'll be available AFTER launch (whatever that may mean).

Well, I pretty much don't buy games unless Steam has them so I may be one less sale for both companies. I also fear EA inserting their new download service as a requirement like Windows For Games which is obnoxious.
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From the link!!!
Quote:
Oh well. Alpha testers have a new preorder bonus for origin for the next 3-4 days. We get a free copy of Medal of Honor, Deadspace 2, or Mass effect 2.
Anyone know about this??
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post #7 of 28
I think we all know what is going on here.

EA is hoping to use the weight of this title to kick off Origin.

They won't release it on Steam, because they know thousands of players will use Origin just for this game.

Publishers like EA have been flushing my favorite games down the toilet for 5 years, I'm tired of it. First Madden (lets hope this year is different), now Fight Night (you should see the outrage at the online mode on the EA forum), and here goes the beginning for Battlefield.

Like that stupid "COD Elite" thing that's going on. Sure, it doesn't hurt the "free" players now, but soon it will assumed "we all have it" and features will slowly be migrated to paying players.

As if you didn't pay your $65 already.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post
From the link!!!

Anyone know about this??
Yup. This is what I bought, and I had a 25% off code from my birthday. Good deal if you ask me ( I picked up Medal of Honor since I had the other two). Also, there are plenty of CD key sale sites that make buying games on any of these sites worthless.

I don't see the big deal. I keep all my games on a games hdd, and I use steam for launching all of them. Games -> Add a non-Steam game to Library.
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Originally Posted by DizturbedOne View Post
They won't release it on Steam, because they know millions of players will use Origin just for this game.
Fixed.

EA isn't going to risk lower sales for a few hundred thousand users. If they can increase their active users to 5M+ because of BF3, I think it's a win. This isn't going to happen in the first week but within a 2 years after BF3, Origin will be a major player in digital distribution. That can't be accomplished by allowing Valve retain their user base. To gain users, EA has to present an exclusive game(s) that Steam doesn't have.
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EA's loss. I am just not going to buy the game then... There will be plenty of other games to play, I will hardly miss it.
     
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