They'll never completely break it, but will continue to break it until, in five years, people are so fed up that Steam is buggy that the Windows Store seem like an ideal alternative. Microsoft might not be competent enough to succeed with their plan but they are certainly trying," Sweeney said.
The game has a single player campaign, a separate co-op campaign, and an extensive multiplayer component.
Battlefield 3 was released on PC for Origin exclusively, not on Steam due to the service "restricting" their ability to "directly support" players.
"If they can succeed in doing that then it's a small leap to forcing all apps and games to be distributed through the Windows store.
Once we reach that point, the PC has become a closed platform.
Battlefield 3 is the successor to DICE's award-winning Battlefield 2.