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    EA & Valve in late stage talks to get BF3 on Steam?

    According to an anonymous report BF3Blog received from inside Valve, the developer/publisher is currently in late-stage talks with EA in bringing Battlefield 3 to the Steam digital distribution service. The rumor says that Battlefield 3 would be available on Steam just in time for the game’s release on October 25.

    According to the report, EA and Valve are very close to reaching an agreement regarding sales of DLC content, which is the main reason Battlefield 3 is not on Steam: Valve requires that all DLC is sold through Steam, while EA would prefer to sell via its own channels. This was the cause of another EA title, Crysis 2, for being pulled from Steam earlier this year.

    Many PC gamers have lobbied both EA and Valve to put Battlefield 3 on Steam for a while now. It looks like it’ll finally happen soon.

    We’ve reached out to EA and Valve for a comment on this story.

    http://bf3*********/2011/10/report-ea...ld-3-to-steam/

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    Hope this is true.Cause im planing to buy battlefield 3 with my paysafecard
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    EA broke off all contracts with steam.
    Music historian here to please and displease,learning to teach all you peeps,so stop by the music part of the forum,and ask the question to your needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNoob View Post
    According to an anonymous report BF3Blog received from inside Valve, the developer/publisher is currently in late-stage talks with EA in bringing Battlefield 3 to the Steam digital distribution service. The rumor says that Battlefield 3 would be available on Steam just in time for the game’s release on October 25.

    According to the report, EA and Valve are very close to reaching an agreement regarding sales of DLC content, which is the main reason Battlefield 3 is not on Steam: Valve requires that all DLC is sold through Steam, while EA would prefer to sell via its own channels. This was the cause of another EA title, Crysis 2, for being pulled from Steam earlier this year.

    Many PC gamers have lobbied both EA and Valve to put Battlefield 3 on Steam for a while now. It looks like it’ll finally happen soon.

    We’ve reached out to EA and Valve for a comment on this story.

    Report: EA and Valve in late-stage talks to get Battlefield 3 to Steam - Battlefield 3

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    That was posted on October 4th so its kinda up to date but here's the reason for all this conflict between EA and Steam what im putting up was posted about 6 or 7 weeks ago...

    The reasoning

    One key point in all this is that EA hasn't made Battlefield 3 exclusive to its own Origin service, although the company is certainly making it worth your while to buy the game from its official home. But the game will be widely available.

    "EA offers games, including Battlefield 3, to all major digital download sites. In doing so, our goal is to not only reach the widest possible global audience with our games, but also to provide ongoing customer support, patches, and great new content," a post to the company's official forum stated. "We are intent on providing Battlefield 3 players with the best possible experience no matter where they purchase or play the game, and are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with consumers."

    EA has claimed that Steam has added a "set of restrictive terms of service" that limits how the company can provide patches and other content. "No other download service has adopted these practices," EA explained. Reading between the lines, it sounds like EA wants to offer patches as well as for-pay content directly to gamers through the games itself. Valve seems to have rules in place that state such content must be sent through the Steam servers.

    We contacted Valve for comment on the limitations EA has complained about but have yet to receive a response.

    EA has also released a statement detailing the company's own policies for digital distribution services that sell EA games. Each deal is slightly different, and EA pointed out that over 100 services will be selling Battlefield 3, but the company has a line it won't cross.

    "When a download service forbids publishers from contacting players with patches, new levels, items and other services—it disrupts our ability to provide the ongoing support players expect from us," EA said. "At present, this is the case with only one download service. While EA offers its entire portfolio to this site, they have elected to not post many of our games."

    EA says it hopes to find a way to reach an agreement with Steam on this point, but it's doubtful Valve will make an exception.

    Battlefield 3 is not coming to Steam, but EA has a real reason

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    EA got Steam to take off Crysis 2.

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