EA and Valve Reportedly Trying to Get Battlefield 3 on Steam

Ever since I heard that Battlefield 3 wasn’t coming to Steam, I couldn’t get my head around that decision. I understood that EA was trying to push Origin, but I couldn’t understand why they’d ignore the massive user base that Steam has amassed. Now, it looks like BF3 may end up on Steam after all.

According to a report on BF3Blog, EA and Valve are in late-stage negotiations to get BF3 on Steam. If this report is true, DICE’s new shooter would hit Steam just in time for its release on October 25. The sticking point, as it has been for sometime, is the sale of DLC content direct to the user, rather than through Steam.

I know a number of you have been very vocal in your desire for BF3 to com to Valve’s service. Many gamers have even stated that they would not buy the game if it was an Origin exclusive. For those folks, this will be welcome news indeed. Obviously, this is all still speculation. If we can confirm any of it, we will, and we’ll update accordingly when we do.

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10 Comments on EA and Valve Reportedly Trying to Get Battlefield 3 on Steam

Jon Soucy

On October 5, 2011 at 8:43 am


Jeremy Gulley

On October 5, 2011 at 9:05 am

Epic Win for EA and Valve if this comes true!


On October 5, 2011 at 9:27 am

How to start battlefield 3 on Steam:

-Buy Battlefield 3 on steam
-install it
-install origin
-open origin
-launch bf3 (lol jk it’s just the browser)
-pick a server on the browser
-game launched!
-Realize that a Gig of your memory is gone to resources other than the game


On October 5, 2011 at 11:13 am

yay more cod/tf2/cs kiddies now!


On October 5, 2011 at 11:26 am

Good. Origin is a flawed POS and their server browser doesn’t work.

I can’t even launch the game because all of that is broken.

EA service techs are like “durrrrr, did you try uninstalling both Origin and BF3 Beta?”

WHHHHAAT? How exactly does that solve the problem? Fine, fine. I did, and as expected, nothing fixed. Talk to the next EA rep:

“Durrrrr Try opening a bunch of ports, here they are”

Open the ports, same . “Duuurrr, did you try google chrome?”

Now I have three web browsers, and none of them work. I can’t checek error logs because the game has no console from a WEBPAGE!

So yea, put this on steam now.

Ron Whitaker

On October 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

@SupremeAllah: Even if it hits Steam, Battlelog is still going to be browser based. It’s just the nature of the beast with this game. I’m not entirely sold on it yet, but the browser-based server list has worked OK so far.


On October 5, 2011 at 2:09 pm

regardless of all the lemmings its attracted, steam, origin, impulse all = .


On October 5, 2011 at 2:20 pm


I’m aware of that. I should have made it more clear that I simply don’t want to have six different “steams” running just to play seperate games. With GFWL still kicking, the “rockstar social club” and now Origin being forced upon me, I’d rather not have to deal with logins and wasted resources due to all these programs being a requirement.


On October 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Wow I really hope so – pre-purchased it yesterday (not from Origin) because I enjoyed Caspian Border so much when you could play it before. But if this is true I wont regret a moment of buying this game XD

Brandon J. Clark

On October 6, 2011 at 5:10 am

If this news is true they’ve won another sale. If not, I’ll continue to keep my money.

The fact that it won’t use Steamworks is a ING TRAVESTY!