BioWare has revealed that there'll be no love for Steam when Mass Effect 3 ships in March. The game will be available through EA's Origin service for purchase and a number of third-party retailers, but due to "restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content" the Steam option is out, at least for the time being.
"We are intent on providing Mass Effect to players with the best possible experience no matter where they purchase or play their game, and are happy to partner with any download service that does not restrict our ability to connect directly with our consumers," said BioWare's Chris Priestly on the BioWare Social Network
Mass Effect 3 is due to arrive on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 8 in Australia and New Zealand. Click here for more on the game