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EA Taken To Court Over  Battlefield 1943  PS3 Promise
EA Taken To Court Over Battlefield 1943 PS3 Promise
November 21, 2011 | By Mike Rose




Electronic Arts is being taken to court after failing to provide copies of download-only Battlefield 1943 with PlayStation 3 retail copies of the new Battlefield 3, as it originally promised.

The company said earlier in the year that the PS3 version of the latest in the Battlefield series would come with a free copy of 2009 release Battlefield 1943.

However, when the game was eventually released, Battlefield 1943 was not provided. EA then confirmed via Twitter that copies of the game would not be provided for free as originally stated.

The lawsuit, filed by firm Edelson McGuire on behalf of PS3 Battlefield 3 owners, states that EA "misled and profited from thousands of their customers by making a promise that they could not, and never intended, to keep," reports games blog Kotaku.

The firm noted that it is looking to help PS3 owners receive the free copy of Battlefield 1943 as originally promised.

Battlefield 3 was released last month, and sold more than 5 million units in its first week.


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Maurício Gomes
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Take that EA! And learn to not promise what you cannot keep.

Fiore Iantosca
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Stupid EA LOL

This is Consumer Law 101 here.

What morons.

kevin Koos
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I hate lawsuits but this one I am in favor of....

Alan Rimkeit
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EA says "Sorry about the missing game customers, have some credit to our Origin Store."

Sean Danielson
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Wouldn't fly with me. The principle of the matter is this: If you break a promise, be prepared to pay the price.

Alan Rimkeit
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Sean, it was a joke. I really do not care one way or the other.

Mark Harris
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This is easily one of the more ridiculous lawsuits I've seen in a while. Saying something at E3 doesn't constitute a binding contract.



Also, I'm flat-out embarrassed that any of you are okay with this. If we start down this road it won't be long before developers are sued when some feature/character/location mentioned in a pre-release interview doesn't make it into the final game.



Is that the environment you'd like to develop in?

Lyon Medina
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@Mark

Even though this website is meant for Gaming business developers, and people in the industry. Fan boys can't help but throw in their .30 cents.


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