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Battlefield 3 could still come to Steam - Report

EA and Valve rumoured to be in last ditch talks

Battlefield 3 could still arrive on Steam in time for its release on October 25.

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The EA and DICE shooter isn't on the Valve digital distribution platform currently because the two publishers involved couldn't agree on terms regarding the release of DLC.

EA issued a frank statement back in August explaining the situation but gave some hope by saying, "We hope to work out an agreement where Steam can carry Battlefield 3."

According to a report on Battlefield 3 Blog from an 'anonymous source at Valve' those negotiations are still ongoing but the two sides are "very close to reaching an agreement regarding the sales of DLC content."

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Currently Valve requires that all DLC is sold through Steam, while EA would prefer to use its own channels. This caused Crysis 2 to be pulled from Steam earlier this year.

As we said, this is an anonymous report so all we can really do is keep our fingers crossed.

[ SOURCE: Battlefield 3 Blog ]

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