We all really saw this coming with all the news surrounding the war between EA and Valve’s Steam service. EA has officially stated through various tweets and forum posts that its heavy hitter of the year will not be sold on Steam due to the restricting the firm’s “ability to directly support players.”
“Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. No other download service has adopted these practices.”
This comes after the company pulled Dragon Age 2 off of Steam because of the restriction stating that all patches and DLC must go through Steam instead of an in-game client. Certain other titles have been pulled and certain others are not going to be offered on it. “We hope to work out an agreement where Steam can carry Battlefield 3; meanwhile, gamers can pick from the more than 100 digital retailers,” according to a forum post from EA.