Battlefield 3 MAYBE coming to Steam (rumor)

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#1 Posted by Rhaknar (6299 posts) -
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#2 Posted by mosdl (3422 posts) -

It won't have steam achievements and won't use your steam userid, as it will just launch Origin. So really no advantage other than easier access to the overlay?

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#3 Posted by squirrelnacho (461 posts) -

This is a game a definitely want on launch. Steam would be great, but ifs its not there day 1, ill get it from someplace else.

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#4 Posted by MeierTheRed (5333 posts) -

At this point who cares, it won't use Steamworks anyhow.

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#5 Posted by clstirens (854 posts) -

@Rhaknar: Even if that were the case, I'd actually find that set up slightly more inconvenient. Not that I don't already have origin and steam running, but the idea of going into steam to launch a game that loads up origin...

Maybe I'm not quite seeing this, but if we're going to still require origin, I feel like I'd rather just have it on origin by default. Not that I'm supporting origin or anything.

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#6 Edited by Colonel_Mayhem (7 posts) -

It'll be too funny if that requires you to launch steam, select play title, it then auto launches origin which would require you to click play title again, followed by launching your browser for battlelog/battlefield facebook, followed again by launching the actual game. As much as I love Battlefield, I really feel like Rube Goldberg was project manager on this thing.

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#7 Posted by Rhaknar (6299 posts) -

i didnt even read the article fully, is that what it says, that it would still launch origin? thats hilarious :D

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#8 Posted by xdaknightx69 (480 posts) -

this is how it will work

steam->origin->battlelog->game-> u play -> then u die!!

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#9 Posted by Gav47 (1583 posts) -
@xdaknightx69 said:

this is how it will work

steam->origin->battlelog->game-> u play -> then u die!!

 You forgot one.
>battlelog ->punkbuster ->game
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#10 Posted by JudgeDread (640 posts) -

no way in hell that EA would give up origin this easy

even if you could buy the game on Steam (at the normal extremely overpriced cost of 1.5 x retail value) you still would need origin to play the game

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#11 Posted by Mikemcn (8175 posts) -

@Gav47 said:

@xdaknightx69 said:

this is how it will work

steam->origin->battlelog->game-> u play -> then u die!!

You forgot one.>battlelog ->punkbuster ->game

Fucking Punkbuster, I hate it, it is the bane of first person shooters everywhere, VAC is better.

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#12 Posted by benpicko (2016 posts) -

Isn't this the same as adding a non steam application?

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#13 Posted by Beaudacious (1197 posts) -

I per-ordered at Gamestop cause i didn't want to buy it on origin, so I'll add me CD-key to steam? Well it be worth it for friends list.

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#14 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1789 posts) -

As long as I don't have to launch the game from a fucking browser.

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#15 Posted by bwmcmaste (920 posts) -

@Beaudacious said:

I per-ordered at Gamestop cause i didn't want to buy it on origin, so I'll add me CD-key to steam? Well it be worth it for friends list.

I was under the impression that you are still required to run Origin for the multiplayer component of the game.

That is, of course, unless someone would care to correct me.

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#16 Posted by NickLott (833 posts) -

After seeing how Origin actually works with the out of game web browser, my excitement for the game has taken a nosedive. I just hope Mass Effect 3 is on Steam.

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#17 Posted by MachoFantastico (6285 posts) -

Not being on Steam would hurt Battlefield 3's release simply because there are some PC gamers to rely entirely on what Steam is selling. That said, BF3 is a big game so who knows exactly.

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#18 Posted by Beaudacious (1197 posts) -

@bwmcmaste: You do, i just don't feel comfortable giving my money directly to origin for a digital download. I actually bought a physical copy cause of the origin EULA scares of not being able to re-download your game. Also i was hopping something like this steam deal might happen where i just put my cd-key form the box into steam.

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#19 Posted by Nekroskop (2831 posts) -

Oh, EA. When will you ever learn?

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#20 Posted by Simmse (136 posts) -

@Beaudacious: Only Steamworks games work with CD-keys like that.

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