by Mark Barley
Battlefield 3 Won't Be Available On Steam
EA have confirmed that their upcoming war-time shooter Battlefield 3, will not be available on the video game service Steam due to the company's terms of service agreement.
EA has long been in a tug-of-war with Steam regarding their titles but have since gone on record saying that BF3 won't be available for you to play on your PC through the service because of how restrictive the ToS is. The game's Twitter made note of confirmation as well as several forum posts over on the EA message boards.
“Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. No other download service has adopted these practices.”EA's battle with Steam (and subsequent yanking of Dragon Age 2 from the service) has led to EA launching their own streaming service of video games known as Origin.
“We hope to work out an agreement where Steam can carry Battlefield 3; meanwhile, gamers can pick from the more than 100 digital retailers,” according to a forum post from the firm.We'll keep you updated. Battlefield 3 is out in October for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.