Some may recall that at this year’s E3, Electronic Arts announced that when Battlefield 3 was released, owners of the game’s PlayStation 3 version would find a nice little bonus tucked away on the disc: a free copy of Battlefield 1943. Many were happy about this, and months later, EA gave even more good news to Sony fans: Battlefield 3 DLC would be released on PS3 at least one week earlier than on other platforms. Unfortunately, EA left out one important detail when they made the second announcement.
One customer noticed that when he inserted the Battlefield 3 disc into his PS3, there was no Battlefield 1943 to be found. Confused, he sent a message to EA’s official Battlefield account on Twitter. EA responded, but not with good news.
In lieu of 1943 being available on disk for PS3 customers, EA has made all BF3 expansions available early to PS3 customers.
This would have been perfectly fine, if only EA had announced the switch-off before the game was released. The company led customers into believing they were getting both Battlefield 1943 and early DLC, when in reality, they were only getting the latter.
Whether or not this is an example of false advertisement can be debatable, but one thing is certain: EA made a promise to its customers that it chose not to keep.
Source: Official Battlefield Twitter