The first clue comes from a competition currently being held on the Sapphire Select Club’s website which lists one of the prizes as, “[o]ne (1) PC Game code for Battlefield 3, redeemable for the game on Steam,” this could just be a mistake on their part though.
The second comes from the Battlefield 3 PunkBuster install file, a few lines of code mention Steam:
C:Program Files (x86)Electronic ArtsBattlefield 3
C:Program Files (x86)SteamSteamAppscommonbattlefield 3
C:Program FilesSteamSteamAppscommonbattlefield 3
C:Program FilesElectronic ArtsBattlefield 3
Again this could just be the team not bothering to remove the original lines of code.
EGM’s TAKE: It appears that all the evidence points to a Steam release for Battlefield 3 at some point.
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