The publisher Electronic Arts wants according to his own statementsat Battlefield 3 possible to offer all possible purchase options forinterested players. At the same time we wanted to ensure thatsustainable customer support, patches and new content can bedistributed across all sales channels. This conflict,according to arecent forum postfrom the EA requirements of the publisher with thepossibilities of online distribution platform Steam.
Accordingto EA have Steam "Unfortunately, some restrictive conditions ofservice introduced to limit the interaction between developers andcustomers." According to the record do not have another platformso restrictive rules such as Steam. Nevertheless, we would worktogether with Valve on a solution to the problems so that a releaseof Battlefield 3on Steam is not yet completely ruled out.
At another point, the developers areexpressed about how the long-term motivation of Battlefield 3 canensure. In the latest issue of the so-calledBattle Blogs designerValerian Noghin the Persistence and Fredrik Thyland talk about theawards and unlockable items in Battlefield 3 .