Computer games developer Electronic Arts (EA) has revealed that the company will not release Battlefield 3 on Steam.
After a long pause from either side on the matter, EA has announced that its highly anticipated hard core computer game Battlefield 3 will not be made available to game lovers via Steam. Interestingly, this time the statement has been accompanied by reasons for the feud between the two firms.
EA has released an official statement via kotaku informing that the company has no option left but to discontinue its long partnership with Valve and stop selling its games through America’s leading game distributors due to change in policies by the hosting company.
EA also added that Valve has placed restrictions and strict regulations on the sale of content and availability of patches through its website which may hit EA’s revenue. Such policies have not been adopted by any retailing service providers so far.
"We are intent on providing Battlefield 3 players with the best possible experience no matter where they purchase or play the game, and are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with consumers." the company stated.