BioWare's community man Chris Priestly recently posted up a short FAQ concerning the PC release of Mass Effect 3, revealing that the game, digital or physical, will require EA's Origin to run, much to the dismay of many fans.
On top of that, the game will require a one-time authorization for the single player mode, following that it can be installed as many times as you'd like. Users can also opt out of EA's data-collection program from within the game itself.
Unfortunately, Mass Effect 3 will not be available through Steam at this current time. The game will launch on Origin and a number of other online distributors. Here's why:
"Steam has adopted a set of restrictive terms of service which limit how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content. 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."
Mass Effect 3 releases on March 6 in North America and March 9 in Europe on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.