While many of you gamers will have been getting some extreme satisfaction out of EA’s hit new game Battlefield 3, some of you will still be feeling a little hard done by as you won’t have received your Battlefield 1943 freebie. EA now faces legal action surrounding the game which has seemingly gone AWOL.
Earlier this year at the E3 event, the company promised that free copies of Battlefield 1943 would be accompanying purchased copies of Battlefield 3 exclusively with the PlayStation 3. It is no surprise then that gamers in the U.S were displeased to say the least as when Battlefield 3 finally launched, Battlefield 1943 was nowhere to be seen. When asked about the missing-in-action game, EA simply told fans that PS3 gamers will be receiving timed DLC for Battlefield 3 instead.
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As gamers were to receive this anyway, many think this is a little cheeky on the publisher’s part and law firm, Edelson McGuire has now stepped in, agreeing that EA should face the consequences of their broken promise and hoping to win these poor gamers some justice. According to Kotaku action is to be taken focusing on the attempted redemption proposed by the publisher (promising early DLC that had already been announced) and the lack of communication concerning the change in plans.
The written filing from the law firm against EA suggests that thousands of customers may have been influenced by the publisher’s incentive to buy from the PS3 format, which may have stopped them from purchasing from other preferred formats. They claim that EA ‘misled and profited from thousands of their customers by making a promise that they could not, and never intended, to keep.’
Do you agree with the lawyers? Were you one of those customers who opted for the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 over other formats?