No free copy of Battlefield 1943 for PS3 owners buying Battlefield 3

By Posted 26 Oct 2011, 08:40

Battlefield 3 is just releasing in the US with other areas to follow in the coming days. The highly anticipated game has been getting some good reviews so far especially for the multiplayer part of the game. But we can tell that there is no free copy of Battlefield 1943 for PS3 owners buying Battlefield 3.

Previously EA said that gamers getting a copy of Battlefield 3 on the PS3 would receive a nice bonus of a free copy of Battlefield 1943. Now Kotaku are reporting that PlayStation owners who have already got their copy of Battlefield 3 have found no free copy of 1943.

Disgruntled gamers have taken to Twitter asking where the free game is, EA have responded by saying “In lieu of 1943 being available on disk for PS3 customers, EA has made all BF3 expansions available early to PS3 customers.”

Trouble is EAs decision to release DLC content early for PS3 owners was announced last month, so it really means PS3 users were expecting a free game and early access to DLC content. If the free title wasn’t promised in the first place there wouldn’t be a problem.

There will be many gamers who have an Xbox 360 and a PlayStation 3, and with the promise of a free game may have decided to get the PS3 version of the title. Then when they discover that there won’t be any freebies will be disappointed.

EA should have just said before Battlefield 3 was released that there will now be no free title bundled with it. Are you disappointed there is no free copy of Battlefield 1943 bundled with Battlefield 3?