Yeah, and I hope they don't use Steamworks. Sure, make the game available on Steam, but don't force everybody to use it with Steamworks.
I have great connection, but I avoid Steam whenever I can.
He can set it like Crusader Kings 2 (which was released yesterday) - that game use Steamworks, but developers chose not to use any DRM, so you dont even need to run Steam, except installation and when you want to patch game.
Brad said that they will use 3rd party solution for multiplayer - and except Steamworks, other options are GFWL (hated by almost everyone) and Impulse Reactor (still not released, so they cant use it currently).