According to an anonymous source on Battlefield 3 Blog, Electronic Arts and Valve are in high-level talks to bring DICE’s new shooter to Steam. For those who haven’t been following the EA/Valve debacle, here’s a quick summary: Valve requires companies to sell DLC through the Steam Store, allowing royalties to be claimed on said downloadable content.
EA, upon the release of Crysis 2, threw a hissy fit and was all like “Nuh uh!” and pulled the game from the store due to their disagreements with Valve. For a while, it looked like Battlefield 3 definitely wasn’t coming to Steam.
Now, however, the source is saying that they’ve (mostly) put their differences aside and come to an agreement on this very-much-not-at-all-trivial issue. I, for one, am happy – even if it means I’ll have to pay more. I’ll gladly fork over the extra money to not have to open Origin ever again.
[via Battlefield 3 Blog] (We would like to stress that this is an unofficial blog, not endorsed by EA or DICE.)