Battlefield 3 PS3 early DLC access replaces free Battlefield 1943

When DICE announced that Battlefield 3 players on P3 would get expansions first, it neglected to mention that this deal would replace the free bundled copy of Battlefield 1943 once promised on PS3. With BF3 now out, it's belatedly come clean.

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When Battlefield 3 developer DICE announced that PlayStation 3 players would be getting expansions before other platforms, it neglected to mention that this deal was replacing the free bundled copy of Battlefield 1943 promised on PS3. With BF3 now out in North America, it's belatedly come clean.

"In lieu of 1943 being available on disk for PS3 customers, EA has made all BF3 expansions available early to PS3 customers," the folks behind the official Battlefield Twitter account confessed when asked by a fan where their BF1943 was.

The free copy of 1943 was announced during Sony's E3 2011 press conference, when it was said the $15 downloadable title would be included on the BF3 disc exclusively for PS3.

This is not the first time DICE has disappointed people with BF1943. Following a long string of delays, the Battlefield 1942 remake's PC edition was ultimately cancelled so DICE could focus on BF3.

Our PC and Xbox 360 review of Battlefield 3 is coming next week, but for now you can check out Xav's field report from the single-player on PC.

From The Chatty

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    October 26, 2011 7:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Battlefield 3 PS3 early DLC access replaces free Battlefield 1943.

    When DICE announced that Battlefield 3 players on P3 would get expansions first, it neglected to mention that this deal would replace the free bundled copy of Battlefield 1943 once promised on PS3. With BF3 now out, it's belatedly come clean.

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      October 26, 2011 7:07 AM

      What's the DLC specifically?

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        October 26, 2011 7:44 AM

        It's some new maps and a re-make of a BF1943 map as well. I wonder if that map will have WW2 weapons or modern weapons, though?

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          October 26, 2011 9:20 AM

          1943 remake map, really? It's a map from 1942 and the other maps are from BF2. Get your info straight.

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      October 26, 2011 7:24 AM

      So the PC gamers get what for you canceling the game altogether? This is absolutely infuriating.

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      October 26, 2011 7:28 AM

      Ouch that is pretty horrible. I don't doubt some people choose the PS3 over the 360 for this reason. One week early access to DLC instead of a free downloadable game? Big deal!!!

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      October 26, 2011 8:49 AM

      This is just lame.

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      October 26, 2011 11:49 AM

      how bout you just pay the $15 if you want the game that badly.

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      October 26, 2011 12:18 PM

      That's pretty messed up. 1943 is actually a really good game, although it could have been much better with more content (maps, vehicles, weapons). I can see why some people would be upset because of this.