Battlefield 3 retail copies will require Origin to play
Battlefield 3 retail copies will require players to install Origin to work, according to a Q&A session between fans and DICE community manager Daniel Martos on the BF3blog. Fans were asking whether Origin would be required to run the retail version of Battlefield 3. Martos tweeted "Yes those 'rumours' are true." Beyond retail, Battlefield 3 will be available to buy through all major digital stores except Steam, but it's not clear whether those versions will also require EA's new client to be installed.