While unfortunately too late for those already toiling in Origin, further rumors have surfaced regarding Steam obtaining Battlefield 3. Though we’ve been fooled before, this time the word comes from two separate sources, a stashed-away portion of code and a possible slip from a graphics card company.
Those digging into the PunkBuster anti-cheat system for Steam reportedly discovered the following lines of code.
- 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\
But, we’ve been tricked by hidden code hinting at content before. It doesn’t end there, though. Graphics card company Sapphire listed a prize for an upcoming contest as, “One (1) PC Game code for Battlefield 3, redeemable for the game on Steam (www.steampowered.com) with a Suggested Retail Price of $USD 59.99″
The beginning of the month cruelly teased us with the word that EA and Valve were “hard at work” regarding Battlefield 3 and Steam. This, of course, turned out to be either false or for naught. But, if there was truly some serious effort made at this meeting of giants, and these current rumors are accurate, then it may still possible to play Battlefield 3 on Steam.
This mystical transfer would mean players could dodge the awkward menu system of Origin and Battlelog. It would also mean your friends could efficiently harass you for playing BF3 and not Team Fortress 2.