Aug 11 2011

Battlefield 3 to Require EA’s Origin Service

Category: Battlefield 3NightCrawler @ 6:15 PM

It was recently reported that Battlefield 3 wouldn’t be coming to digital-distribution platform Steam. Though the information came second-hand from financial research firm Baird–and not from DICE or Electronic Arts–EA has since confirmed that this is indeed true. More information has surfaced today, indicating that Origin–EA’s new proprietary digital distribution platform–will be required to play the game.

According to the Battlefield 3 Blog, DICE’s Daniel Martos confirmed that the Origin service will be required to run the game “if it is bought in retail.” While it seems likely that digitally-purchased copies of the game will also require Origin to run, that caveat hasn’t been confirmed.

Battlefield 3 is due out for PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 on October 25.

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