THE BUZZ: Now, let’s be clear—this is still just a rumor. However, it’s one too good for us to pass up.
Fan community website Battlefield 3 Blog is saying that they’ve received an anonymous report “from inside Valve” that the company is in “late-stage talks” with EA about getting Battlefield 3 on Steam. According to the report, the deal would see BF3 making it to Steam in time to hit the game’s October 25th release date.
In that same report, it’s said that the main issue between EA and Valve up to this point has been a disagreement in regards to sales of DLC content. Valve wants all DLC for Steam-released games to go through Steam, while EA wants to sell DLC through their own services.
EGM’s TAKE: Again, still nothing but rumor, but this might be enough to convince some PC owners to wait a bit before doing any sort of pre-ordering. If you’re not in any rush to get your pre-order in, then don’t be—wait a little longer, see if any announcement comes from this.
With how vocal fans have been asking EA and Valve to come to some sort of agreement, I wouldn’t really be surprised if it does indeed happen.
Source: Battlefield 3 Blog