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Rumor: Battlefield 3 coming to Steam after all

Posted on October 4, 2011 AT 01:51pm

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

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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