EA sued over broken Battlefield pledge
Free game AWOL
EA is facing court action after unhappy fans accused the publisher of reneging on a promise to include a free copy of Battlefield 1943 with the PlayStation 3 version of Battlefield 3.
US law firm Edelson McGuire has filed a class action suit against EA on behalf of unhappy PlayStation gamers in a bid to get them the free copy of Battlefield 1943 they were originally assured they would receive, Kotaku reports.
Sony executives made the promise to bundle Battlefield 3 during the company's E3 show announcement.
The suit alleges that EA "misled and profited from thousands of their customers by making a promise that [it] could not, and never intended, to keep".
'Give me my copy of Battlefield 1943 or else'
Late last month, when the game was first released, fans were dismayed to find no copy of BF 1943 included on the disc, in the box or available to them through any kind of redemption code.
Following initial backlash, customers were told by EA through Twitter, that "in lieu of 1943 being available on disk for PS3 customers, EA has made all BF3 expansions available early to PS3 customers".
The publisher wasn't going to get off that easily, though, as the decision to release the DLC early for PS3 owners had been made prior to the promise of a free game. ®
Company offers product *including 1943* - customer buys product only to find it doesn't contain what was promised.
Erm... so you're saying that the company who broke their promise/contract should be able to get away with it?
the game that never was
What a surprise, another group get bitten with the false promise of BF1943.
I was one of the PC gamers who bought and paid for BF1943 nearly two years ago for the PC, before they finally backed out of delivering it. EA then refused to refund the money for it, as "no money was taken on credit cards for this game" which conveniently ignored the fact that those of us who paid using debit cards did have the money deducted from our accounts at the time.
After several days of wasted time arguuing with EA CS people I was eventually issued a £10 voucher code, which of course failed to work. My problem now is that chasing the b'stards up for this is costing me far more of my time than it's worth.
Velv, sometimes you have to believe something. When I take a box to the checkout, I expect something to be in the box. Or would you say, "what, you believed the writing on the box?"?