|Electronic Arts has finally fulfilled its promise to those who purchased Battlefield 3 for the PS3 a free copy of Battlefield 1943 until June 10, 2012. Using the Battlefield 3 Pass, gamers have to go online and redeem their voucher.
To download of Battlefield 1943, PS3 gamers will need to follow the following steps provided by EA:
1. Activate your Battlefield 3 Online Pass for the PlayStation 3 using the voucher included in the game.
2. Visit battlefield.com and log in with your Origin ID and password.
3. Select your territory. (Note: Vouchers do not work across regions)
4. You will then receive a PlayStation 3 voucher for Battlefield 1943.
5. Input your voucher into the PlayStation®Network store. Instructions below.
a. From the XMB (cross-media bar) of the PlayStation 3 connected to a network, choose [account management] under the [PlayStation Network].
b. From the menu, select redeem codes.
c. Enter voucher and select continue.
d. Download Battlefield 1943.
During E3 2011; EA had announced that Battlefield 3 would include a free copy ofBattlefield 1943, however the free game was removed from the PS3 version upon its October release. Instead PS3 gamers were offered a free copy of Back to Karkand-DLC.
However, Xbox gamers did receive the free copy of Battlefield 1943 while the PC version was cancelled during development.
In response to the omission, the law firm of Edelson McGuire LLC filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of disgruntled PS3 gamers. Edelson McGuire LLC stated: " EA and SCEA made, but didn’t honor, a promise to gamers in promotion of the much-hyped video game release for “Battlefield 3” for the PlayStation 3. Through the lawsuit, Edelson McGuire sought relief for the many hundreds of thousands of gamers who took EA and Sony at their word, but didn’t receive everything that they were promised. "
As a result EA is allowing PS3 gamers who purchased Battlefield 3 for the opportunity to download Battlefield 1943 for free until June 10, 2012.
Battlefield 1943 is an online multiplayer game that is remake of the Pacific Theater maps featured in the original Battlefield 1943. The game was developed by EA Digital Illusions CE using the Frostbite 1.5 engine.