Battlefield 3 officially UNavailable on Steam

#1 Posted by cmpLtNOOb (197 posts) -

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Battlefield-3-Officially-Unavailable-Steam-EA-Lose-Lots-PC-Gamers-34113.html

I'm not a PC player, but what do you guys who are think about this?

#2 Posted by JoeyRavn (5007 posts) -

You're a little late to the party. It's been known for a couple of days that EA has said BF3 won't be on Steam. Check the BF3 forums.

#3 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

ill make life easier here

#4 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

I don't care (Origin is a pretty good service, and I'll be getting a boxed copy to stare at it on my shelf when I want), but they almost certainly will lose some sales over that.

#5 Posted by Three0neFive (2300 posts) -

I think people making such a fuss over this either haven't played Battlefield 2 or haven't been playing PC games for very long.
 
Also, I think there's alreday a thread about this, but meh.

#6 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I don't know if I should buy it on Origin or a boxed copy...

#7 Posted by Bollard (5762 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse said:
I don't know if I should buy it on Origin or a boxed copy...
Origin = Early beta access (48 hours) and, if you were in the alpha, a free game. 
 
Boxed = No waiting for download. Which is why I'm getting it. Also, discs.
#8 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -
@Chavtheworld: Yeah I guess I'll probably go with the boxed copy, I don't really want to deal with Origin.
#9 Posted by Bollard (5762 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse: To be fair, you still have to install origin to run the game, so theres no getting out of it completely.
#10 Posted by Vexxan (4623 posts) -

EA's loss, really. Getting box copy thou(if I'm getting it at all).

#11 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Oh fucking well.

Was always going to buy boxed and link my cdkey through Origin to begin with.

#12 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Why not put it on steam didnt they want to beat call of duty. You cant do that unless you put it on steam.

#13 Posted by GreggD (4510 posts) -

Buying a boxed copy anyway, and who fucking cares. Steam loyalists are getting progressively worse, if you ask me.

#14 Edited by emergency (1193 posts) -

@MrKlorox said:

Oh fucking well.

Was always going to buy boxed and link my cdkey through Origin to begin with.

Exactly the same, I think with the issues with digital distributors and EA atm, a boxed copy is a safe bet. Plus I get to the sniff the case after I take the plastic off. What more could you want?

@scarace360 said:

Why not put it on steam didnt they want to beat call of duty. You cant do that unless you put it on steam.

They'll get more money on Origin. They can control DLC easier on Origin. It means anyone who wants BF3 get Origin. It's all about Origin and not about steam.

#15 Posted by 234r2we232 (3181 posts) -

Is that the name of the new torrent site? PC games for sale? I'm confused.

#16 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

My EA boycott began in 2008. This just solidifies it.

#17 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3322 posts) -

@emergency said:

@MrKlorox said:

Oh fucking well.

Was always going to buy boxed and link my cdkey through Origin to begin with.

Exactly the same, I think with the issues with digital distributors and EA atm, a boxed copy is a safe bet. Plus I get to the sniff the case after I take the plastic off. What more could you want?

Same deal here. It's also cheaper with the boxed copy, but I intend on doing the install through Origin as well. Actually goes faster for me to download then going through the DVD. Though that can be blamed on my crappy DVD-ROM. Oh well! :P

Also. The discussion is already active here and have been for a couple of days now.

#18 Posted by PufferFiz (1384 posts) -

steam is the best drm

#19 Posted by JerichoBlyth (1044 posts) -

And I'm officially UNinterested despite being a PC Gamer.

#20 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -
@PeasantAbuse said:
I don't know if I should buy it on Origin or a boxed copy...
Get it on D2D. It's 10% off. Give Origin less money.
#21 Posted by ajamafalous (12129 posts) -

I have to think that they're losing a lot of sales by not putting it on Steam. Will the money they're making that Valve isn't taking a cut of be enough to cover the loss of sales for not making the game available on Steam? I guess that's what they do market research and hire number crunchers for.

#22 Posted by damnboyadvance (4061 posts) -

Whine all you want. They're still going to make a ton of money off of this. I'm sure that enough Steam users will still buy Battlefield 3 that EA will make more money than they would have made if they put the game on Steam.

#23 Posted by GreggD (4510 posts) -

@damnboyadvance said:

Whine all you want. They're still going to make a ton of money off of this. I'm sure that enough Steam users will still buy Battlefield 3 that EA will make more money than they would have made if they put the game on Steam.

I'd wager that even the people supposedly boycotting EA, Origin or anything of the like who wanted this game originally will still end up buying it.

#24 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@cmpLtNOOb said:

I'm not a PC player, but what do you guys who are think about this?

I don't enjoy a Battlefield game is the box isn't sitting on my desk, so this doesn't bother me, Already pre-ordered from GAME
#25 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

It's too bad because I DO like having most of my games in one place... but not a dealbreaker.

#26 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

To my 360 I go!

You will never make me use your poorly conceived download service EA! NEVER

#27 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

well, i knew that was going to happen. you know origin is EA's steam.

#28 Posted by Infininja (881 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@PeasantAbuse said:
I don't know if I should buy it on Origin or a boxed copy...
Origin = Early beta access (48 hours) and, if you were in the alpha, a free game. Boxed = No waiting for download. Which is why I'm getting it. Also, discs.

Origin pre-loads Battlefield 3 pre-orders.

http://store.origin.com/store/ea/html/pbPage.battlefield3_US_LE?easid=Origin-Battlefield_Play4Free_PreOrder_Web_herobanner3_PreOrder

Pre-load and Get Ready to Play at Launch

Pre-order the PC Digital version of Battlefield 3 Limited Edition through Origin to preload your game before it launches. Preloading insures means you can play the minute Battlefield 3 releases instead of waiting to install.

#29 Posted by ApocalypseLater (101 posts) -

I'd sooner get a disc copy than use another digital distribution platfrom. I hope Valve changes their minds though.

#30 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

I'll bet 100000000000000000000000000000 Brad Bucks it will be on steam within the 13 months of release if not sooner.

#31 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Pinworm45 said:
@PeasantAbuse said:
I don't know if I should buy it on Origin or a boxed copy...
Get it on D2D. It's 10% off. Give Origin less money.
I support not supporting origins. 
#32 Posted by Wuddel (2099 posts) -

I get it for the PS3 out of this reason.... Well, and because it is much cheaper ... ironically.

#33 Posted by Freezer_Burn (207 posts) -

I was going to buy a boxed copy regardless of if being on Steam or not. It's just the lack of Steam support that bums me out.

#34 Posted by Agent_Eli (139 posts) -

Bad news. I'm going to be playing the crap out of that multiplayer, and ALL my online buddies use steam.

I know that I'll just add them on whatever friends list they may have going on, but I not going to like going between to platforms all the fucking time.

#35 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -

I don't really mind Origin, the way I see it, it's just a download service since you don't need to have it running while playing the game.
And really the only time I buy games online is when there's a sale or its something that's not available in stores.

#36 Posted by anypti (88 posts) -

This is a real bummer, since i have almost all my pc games on steam. Now i gotta scatter them around on another platform.

#37 Posted by Mikemcn (7009 posts) -

Red orchestra 2 should be fun!

#38 Posted by Raineko (433 posts) -

On Amazon.uk.co the limited edition costs around 35€, so I will be getting dat.

#39 Posted by Rhombus_Of_Terror (2151 posts) -

@anypti said:

This is a real bummer, since i have almost all my pc games on steam. Now i gotta scatter them around on another platform.

you can add the exe file from Battlefield 3 to steam as a non-steam game.

Seriously, how do people not know about "add non-steam game"

#40 Posted by RaikohBlade (593 posts) -

It's a poor decision by EA to do this, but I don't think it'll affect their sales too much. If a gamer really wants to play BF3, they'll go download it from anywhere they can. Or, they can get a boxed copy.

#41 Posted by DonPixel (2604 posts) -

@Mikemcn said:

Red orchestra 2 should be fun!

haha no .. but have fun.

#42 Posted by iAmJohn (6134 posts) -

@RhombusOfTerror said:

@anypti said:

This is a real bummer, since i have almost all my pc games on steam. Now i gotta scatter them around on another platform.

you can add the exe file from Battlefield 3 to steam as a non-steam game.

Seriously, how do people not know about "add non-steam game"

Because having done it millions of times before, adding non-Steam games still sucks because it means that I'm still having to seek out patches and DLC and other content for the game instead of it all just being there and Steam telling me when it's available. It being on Steam has more to do with just keeping all your games in one place, you know.

#43 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

No odds really. Might make a difference to EA for the games sales in the immediate launch though. However the game is on every other distribution platform so its not like anyone is limited in buying it. EA has a valid reason not to put the game on Steam and its their game to do with as they like. I can't blame them for trying to push Origin at the same time either.

#44 Posted by Renahzor (1000 posts) -

This probably would have been a bit of an impulse buy for me on steam.  This fall is packed with games I want, I won't miss BF3.  There's something to be said for having a friends list pop up when I turn on my PC showing 3-4 of my friends playing a game.  They're competing for my gaming dollar against a LOT of potentially good upcoming games, seems like a risky move.

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