In what will likely be seen as the next in a series of decisions intended to confuse and anger PC gamers, Battlefield 3 developer DICE has confirmed that the upcoming shooter will eschew the profile freedom the series has maintained for so long. In a recent tweet, DICE’s Daniel Mastros states that “your name is linked to your origin persona.”
Yesterday it was confirmed that retail copies of Battlefield 3 will require Origin, and now the reason for that is just a little bit clearer. It’s safe to say that this also answers yesterdays question regarding other services like Direct2Drive: Yes, Origin is required. It seems PC gamers will be locked into the same profile restriction that console gamers have known for quite some time.
Only one Battlefield 3 soldier allowed per player? [Battlefield3Blog]