THE BUZZ: At E3 2011, EA and DICE promised that consumers who purchased Battlefield 3 on the PS3 would get a bonus bundled with the game—a free, full copy of Battlefield 1943.
So, now Battlefield 3 is here—but where is Battlefield 1943? PS3 owners everywhere are now asking that question, and unfortunately, the answer might not make you very happy.
First, Battlefield 1943 isn’t included, and it seems as if it isn’t coming. Why exactly the game has disappeared after being promised to PS3 owners still isn’t know. However, on the official Battlefield Twitter account, the following was posted earlier today:
@hamzaxrevenge In lieu of 1943 being available on disk for PS3 customers, EA has made all BF3 expansions available early to PS3 customers.
Getting all of the expansions a week early on PS3 doesn’t really seem like a fair exchange for losing out receiving an an entire game for free. It also isn’t exactly a correct statement to make either, due to one catch: That promise of getting content on the PS3 a week ahead of the Xbox 360 and PC was already made back in September, not in response to this new situation.
EGM’s TAKE: Though many consumers will no doubt have forgotten about that promise of a free copy of Battlefield 1943 being made, that promise was, indeed, made. As this whole situation is still in the process of breaking, we hope that EA and/or DICE have a better, more detailed response soon.
(Of course, at this very moment, both companies are no doubt busy trying to fix the issues the Battlefield 3 servers are currently experiencing due to how many people are trying to get online and play. So, we expect that is their #1 priority at the moment.)
How do any PS3-owning Battlefield fans out there think of this? Is it not really that big of a deal to you, or is this a major disappointment?