Battlefield 3 On Steam? All Signs Point To 'Maybe'...

Ever since we got wind that Battlefield 3 wouldn't be released on Steam, we've heard multiple rumours that folks were working behind the scenes to make it happen. This is another of those rumours, backed with a smidgeon of evidence.

The first piece of evidence is this competition, found on the Sapphire Select Club website. One of the prizes in this competition is "[o]ne (1) PC Game code for Battlefield 3, redeemable for the game on Steam".

Now this could simply be a mistake on the part of those running the competition. In fact, Sapphire are probably so used to writing competition Ts and Cs that reference Steam codes that they just assumed it would be the same with this comp.

But there's also this. One user found that the PBSetup.exe file, which is used to install Punk Buster for Battlefield Installs, has been updated with the following install files...

C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Battlefield 3\ C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\battlefield 3\ C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\battlefield 3\ C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Battlefield 3\

Despite this accumulating evidence, it could be difficult since Battlefield 3 is built into the Origin and Battlelog system — but ultimately the audience available on Steam is just too overwhelmingly large to ignore. We believe it'll only be a matter of time before we see Battlefield 3 on Steam.

Thanks Bluth54!


    If the Steam version (given that it's real) doesn't make me download the game for like 3 times with restricted bandwidth then i'll happily buy another copy of BF3.

    One thing is another channel. Why not, who cares. But Origin has so many limitations and the biggest IMO is that I cannot chose English platform or English menued games when I sit in a non English country. That sucks for many of us out there in the big world and it makes no fucxxxg sense. Even their web page is automatically in the regional language with no option to change… WHY ea? WHY?

    Differentiate prices… I don’t care, but for pete sake let me choose language, at least English!!!!

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