Origin Required To Play Battlefield 3, Even If You Have It On Disc

We we were starting to suspect that Battlefield 3 would be available digitally only through Origin, and we’d been hearing that you’d have to register the game with Origin even if you bought the PC game disc. It looks like both those thoughts have been confirmed with one small tweet.

Tweeter @BF_Triton asked this question of DiCE’s Daniel Matros: What about the rumors spreading on the forums that we need origin to play BF3 if we have the DVD? D:

Matros responded back with: @BF_Triton Yes those “rumors” are true :)

It stands to reason that if you have to register with Origin even if you have the game on disc, then you would also only be able to get the game digitally through Origin. All copies go through Origin, basically. Looks like EA really means business with their fledgling download service.

via the bf3blog

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10 Comments on Origin Required To Play Battlefield 3, Even If You Have It On Disc


On August 12, 2011 at 12:18 am

Awesome, EA likes kicking it’s customers in the nuts.

Red Menace

On August 12, 2011 at 1:21 am

Hoop upon hoop.


On August 12, 2011 at 7:05 am

Holy crap they’ve been doing this since BF1942.

Kyle W.

On August 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

Let’s see, everyone hates Origin and now it’s mandatory? I hated it when Supreme Commander 2 wanted Steam, and I *like* Steam.


On August 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

Ea should go back to its origins, not origin.
ok that was stupid.

required origin and no mod tools? they trying really hard to lose potential customers.


On August 12, 2011 at 10:09 am

I don’t like any aspect of this, but Origin is just not very well done. It’s the second most poorly implemented online shop after GFWL (where you can’t even see how much a game costs unless you click on the individual game page.) My biggest problem with Origin is that you have to go to a pull down menu to click through pages, small thing but annoying and I don’t know of any online shop selling anything that makes you do this and it just goes to show how poorly implemented Origin is.


On August 12, 2011 at 11:02 am

I told you they would…


On August 18, 2011 at 8:40 am

Will it only be required to install or will it need to be running every time you play the game?


On October 25, 2011 at 11:58 am

thanks ea

this sucks so hard that i wont buy the game now unless they fix this

seo magic

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