Game Publisher Fails To Deliver On Promised "Battlefield 3" Bonus

In a press conference at the E3 video game expo in June, Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Jack Tretton announced that the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 would include a copy of one of its predecessors, Battlefield 1943. But Battlefield 3 hit stores Tuesday without Battlefield 1943 in tow.

Kotaku relays EA’s comment about the game’s absence on Twitter: “In lieu of 1943 being available on disk for PS3 customers, EA has made all BF3 expansions available early to PS3 customers.”

This is bad news for those who pre-ordered the game based on the promise of Battlefield 1943’s inclusion. After all, Tretton was pretty convincing about the intentions to include the game at the press conference, saying “EA is using the extra storage capacity of Blu-Ray to add a second game, Battlefield 1943 to the disc. That extra and exclusive content is a critical differentiator for PlayStation.”

While the second game isn’t included on disc, it could theoretically be offered to players via download. At least there’s a quick fix at hand if Sony and EA want to make it happen.

PS3 Owners, You’re Not Getting a Free Copy of Battlefield 1943 After All [Kotaku]