Battlefield 3 Coming to Steam Rumors Surface Once More


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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.

Your Comments

  • avatar
    zachmartin said Oct 31st 2011 12:13 PM

    That would make me so happy. I really hate using Origin.

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    Marzz4967 said Oct 31st 2011 12:43 PM

    “This mystical transfer would mean players could dodge the awkward menu system of Origin and Battlelog.”

    Hold it!

    Okay, so Origin isn’t any more complicated to use than steam, first off. Click the game, click play, that’s not so hard.

    Second off- I can still imagine that Steam would launch Battlelog when you click play. I don’t know why it wouldn’t. Battlelog isn’t THAT BAD of a service, honestly. It’s easier to update, allows changes to add more features without having to push a patch out to millions of people, and makes it admittedly easier to join a server with friends.

    That said, the only advantage that loading through Steam would give, would be played time tracking and in-game community- the latter of which you can already do by adding a shortcut to Steam.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Steam. There’s just nothing functionally wrong with Origin and Battlelog, and the spreading of misinformation is leading to tons of rage across the internet lately.

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      Chris said Oct 31st 2011 7:57 PM

      The “spreading of rage” has not come from the actual program of Origin, which i agree isn’t all bad, but from the customer service of EA. Look it up, Shit is horrendous.

    • avatar
      John said Nov 3rd 2011 10:47 AM

      Hey retard, the thing most people are pissed off of is the EULA for Origin.

  • avatar
    IT said Nov 1st 2011 8:19 PM

    LOL, I’ve tried buying it three times and havn’t been able to.

    If they don’t release it on Steam I’ll probably just end up playing MW3

  • avatar
    Chris said Nov 5th 2011 3:10 PM

    Hey john, Try reading the steam EULA and the Origin one, they are IDENTICAL. They don’t literally use the same words, but they say the same things.

  • avatar
    Derek said Nov 5th 2011 7:18 PM

    Hey John, before you’re starting calling ppl names you have been called many times before as I’m sure we all can understand why…
    You might wanna read Steam ToS and then Origin ToS and notice its practically the same, just read things before imagening, it will do wonders for your personal life and career…


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