Valve and Electronic Arts have had their fair share of controversy as of late. Valve the proprietors of the Steam digital distribution service recently removed a wide assortment of EA titles as result of a breach of contract with the company. With EA getting ready to push ahead with it’s own digital distribution network, known as Origin, Battlefield 3 might be one of the biggest games to kick off such a service while shutting out the competition. A list of retailers for Battlefield 3 was recently released with no sign of Steam to be seen.
The list of available distribution centers for the game listed EA’s service, as well as numerous other online platforms like Direct to Drive, and Gamersgate, but at this time it looks like Battlefield 3’s fate on the popular online network is uncertain to say the least.
Valve has shown no problems with sticking to their guns in the past, while as a publisher, EA is looking for a speedy resolution to continue offering their products on the Steam network.