A couple of days back we noted how 'buddy buddy' the competition between EA and Valve seemed to be, with regards to Steam and Origin, which makes sense since there is still money to be made on both ends from working together. With that in mind, the Battlefield3Blog has reported that, according to an anonymous source, EA and Valve are in last minute discussions to get the game up on Steam.
The problem, according to EA, is a dispute over how DLC would be sold. But in an interview with us a couple of months back, David DeMartini, Senior Vice President of Global Online, claimed that EA's priority was delivering the game to as many consumers as possible.
“As it relates to Battlefield and Mass Effect,” DiMartini said, “I think we’re trying to reach as many customers as we possibly can, and we’re trying to give customers as much choice as we possibly can."
Our bet is that the stakes are too high. Our bet is that Battlefield 3 will be available on Steam.
Report: EA and Valve in late-stage talks to get Battlefield 3 to Steam [Battlefield3Blog]