Battlefield 3 PS3 now getting free BF1943

PlayStation 3 owners of Battlefield 3 will receive a voucher for a free download of Battlefield 3 after all, EA has revealed.

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PlayStation 3 owners of Battlefield 3 will indeed receive a voucher for a free download of Battlefield 1943 after all, EA has revealed. Fans were unsurprisingly upset when EA silently replaced the freebie, and one law firm filed a class action lawsuit.

"There have been some misunderstandings around Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield 3," explains an EA support page. "To address this we are making Battlefield 1943 available free of charge to owners of Battlefield 3 on the PS3 beginning this month."

The key "misunderstanding" was EA and Sony deciding to offer one week's early DLC access on PlayStation 3 in place of the free Battlefield 1943, and neglecting to tell anyone of this switcheroo until after BF3 launched. Of course, the carefully-worded statement takes no responsibility for any "misunderstandings."

European, Aussie, and Kiwi users can already get their free code, as of Saturday, while North American PSN members will need to wait until December 10. It'll land in Japan on December 17.

From The Chatty

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    November 28, 2011 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Battlefield 3 PS3 now getting free BF1943.

    PlayStation 3 owners of Battlefield 3 will receive a voucher for a free download of Battlefield 3 after all, EA has revealed.

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      November 28, 2011 6:05 AM

      Sooo.. Does this mean PC and 360 get the DLC at the same time now? Or are PS3 users going to get it a week early still? If so, I might bitch and cry at EA until they give in.. Besides who didn't get 1943 around its release?

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        November 28, 2011 6:07 AM

        Only PS3 users because they'd previously announced that they (and only they) were getting it for free.

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      November 28, 2011 6:20 AM

      do all PS3 BF3 players get free karkand, or just early access if they got the DLC. I'm confused.

      Does anyone play 1943? I never bought it since the adoption rate seemed so low.

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        November 28, 2011 6:31 AM

        BF1943 was a huge hit on xbox live back when it first came out and folks were playing BFBC online.

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          November 28, 2011 6:37 AM

          But I don't understand this PlayStation 3 owners of Battlefield 3 will indeed receive a voucher for a free download of Battlefield 3 after all, EA has revealed.

          Do PS3 players get 2 copies of BF3?

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            November 28, 2011 6:49 AM

            typo. the article says EA offered BF1943 for free but with weeks to go before the game shipped switched the deal to early access to the DLC for PS3 users (but failed to tell anyone that this meant no BF1943).

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      November 28, 2011 6:28 AM

      It's pretty dumb that people made such a big deal about this. It's Battlefield 1943... you bought Battlefield 3. Why would you ever go back and play '43 at this point. It came out 2-1/2 years ago for like $15, and hardcore BF series fans probably bought it right away. There's no point in suing over something tons of people either don't want, or already have.

      Some people...

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        November 28, 2011 6:32 AM

        the nerve of them asking for what was promised when they paid for something!

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          November 28, 2011 6:38 AM

          did people actually buy this just to get 1943? Or is it that they picked PS3 over 360 or PC because of this offer? I could see this being annoying if you picked PS3 over 360, but the obvious choice here is PC so I don't care.

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            November 28, 2011 6:47 AM

            you'll have to ask the PS3 owners. I only play games on the 360 these days. But if the offer was for 360 I would of expected to get the deal as advertised and not some switched around week early DLC instead.

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      November 28, 2011 7:01 AM

      Every time BF1943 gets mentioned I die a little bit.

      boxshot
      Battlefield 1943

      PC, X360, PS3
      Release Date: Jul 9, 2009


      Fuckers.

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      November 28, 2011 2:23 PM

      Now release the PC version you fuckers.