We’ve talked about EA’s games being removed from Steam for cloudy reasons as well as, EA making moves to promote their own digital distribution service Origin by making Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic digitally exclusive to their service. There is a sweet deal for those who pre-order Battlefield 3 using the Origin system as you’ll get the full gambit of bonuses including early access to the September beta.
Open Beta for Battlefield 3 (Origin Exclusive)
Players who pre-order the game from Origin will be granted early access to the Open Beta for Battlefield 3 when it goes live in September 2011.
Pre-load and Get Ready to Play at Launch
Pre-order the PC Digital version of Battlefield 3 Limited Edition through Origin to preload your game before it launches. Preloading insures means you can play the minute Battlefield 3 releases instead of waiting to install.
Physical Warfare Pack (Bonus item for PC Download purchases only)
Get physical with the help of some extra fire power.
- Type 88 LMG with bipod
- Flechette Ammo for DAO-12 Shotgun
- Flash suppressor for SKS sniper rifle
- Day 1 Access to the DAO-12 Shotgun
Back to Karkand Expansion Pack (included with the Limited Edition)
This themed expansion pack includes:
- Four Legendary Maps from Battlefield 2 re-imagined with Frostbite Technology
- Classic Battlefield 2 Weapons and Vehicles
- Unique Rewards, Achievements/Trophies, and more
Battlefield Play4Free Items (Origin Exclusive)
- 870 Combat Shotgun
EA is definitely making a hard push to coax people into using their service as you get the best bang for your buck with Origin. A question for the readers, will any of this persuade you to use their system or does it keep you further away?