This isn’t a major surprise after EA pulled Battlefield 3 from Steam due to Valve’s TOS. Today DICE has confirmed that if you buy a retail copy of BF3 you will be required to download EA’s Origin client, EA’s alternative to Steam. They haven’t clarified whether this requirement will apply if you download the game from someplace else but we would assume it does. What do you guys think about this, will EA’s moves to push its Origin service affect your intentions to buy Battlefield 3 on PC?
Battlefield 3 releases on October 25 in the US and October 28 in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.