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.