EA will soon start handing out vouchers for Battlefield 1943 to honor the promise that was broken when Battlefield 3 for PS3 didn’t ship with a free copy of the downloadable shooter, a mistake that recently led to a class action lawsuit being filed against EA. It’s a Thanksgiving miracle!
“There have been some misunderstandings around Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield 3,” reads a statement on EA’s help site. “To address this we are making Battlefield 1943 available free of charge to owners of Battlefield 3 on the PS3 beginning this month.”
The vouchers will be available in the U.S. starting December 10, in Europe November 26, and Asia December 17.
As was to be expected, EA has seen the error of its ways (I’m sure the lawsuit helped accelerate the voucher distribution process). Slighting PS3 owners the way it did and then not offering a proper apology about it immediately was a major miscalculation, but it appears that all will be right in the world in the coming weeks. I just wonder how many people will be turning off BF3, Skyrim, Batman: Arkham City, Saints Row: The Third, or any of the other massive titles available right now in favor of playing Battlefield 1943. I suppose a promise is a promise though, so I guess that’s all that matters.