Originally Posted by Red Man
Has EA actually stated any where that a physical copy of BF3 will need Origin to register the game?
This is the part that a lot of us are waiting to see. There was a post on the EA forums about this, but there has been no official response. The documentation pertaining to Origin and BF3 suggests that you can enjoy benefits sooner from pre-ordering on Origin kind of implies that hard copies may not be tied to the Origin client. If EA decides to go the stupid GWL route I am definitely not buying it. However, if the physical copy makes Origin only a possible option and I don't need to download the client to my computer, I am all over BF3. At this point, it is just wait and see. I highly doubt EA will specify this until after the game is released however.