EA is heading to court over a promise to PS3 gamers. Earlier this year at a press event, EA announced gamers who bought Battlefield 3 on the PS3 would get a free copy of Battlefield 1943. For many gamers, that was apparently the incentive they needed to make the PS3 their BF3 console of choice.
As it would turn out, on the day Battlefield 3 was released it was revealed EA had no intentions of following through with these claims. Needless to say, many PS3 gamers feel slighted by this, and the firm of Edelson McGuire is here to take the case. The suit claims EA, “misled and profited from thousands of their customers by making a promise that they could not, and never intended, to keep”.
The lawsuit stems not only from EA's supposed broken promise but also the manner in which EA came clean about the situation. EA didn't mention they had failed to meet their promise until after Battlefield 3 was launched. Their attempt to disclose this information is also at the center of the suit. The clarification came from a Twitter, in a @reply no less. No other effort to inform gamers or to make up for it seems to have taken place.
@hamzaxrevenge In lieu of 1943 being available on disk for PS3 customers, EA has made all BF3 expansions available early to PS3 customers.
The paperwork was filed a few days ago but we'll keep you up to date on how this unfolds.
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