EA gives PS3 BF3 owners their free 1943

EA not including copies of Battlefield 1943 with PlayStation 3 copies of Battlefield 3 as advertised was met with a bit of a backlash, and a lawsuit. To make up for the “misunderstanding” as the publisher oddly enough puts it, the original promise will be kept; starting later this month, all who purchased the PS3 version of the DICE shooter will be granted their copy of 1943 via digital download.

“To address this we are making Battlefield 1943 available free of charge to owners of Battlefield 3 on the PS3 beginning this month,” the company says on its customer service site.

Players can get the game starting November 26th in Europe, December 10th in North America, and December 17th in Asia & Japan. Here’s what needs to be done:

  1. Activate your Battlefield 3 Online Pass for the PlayStation 3 using the voucher included in the game (see step #5 for additional instructions).
  2. Visit 1943redemption.battlefield.com on or after the dates outlined above for your region and log in with your Origin ID and password. Click here if you need help with retrieving your account information.
  3. Select your territory. Note vouchers do not work across regions.
  4. You will then receive a PlayStation 3 voucher for Battlefield 1943.
  5. input your voucher into the PlayStation Network store. Instructions below.
    • From the XMB (cross media-bar) of the PlayStation 3 connected to a network, choose [account management] under the [PlayStation Network].
    • From the menu select redeem codes.
    • Enter voucher and select continue.
    • Download Battlefield 1943.

What was said to be a replacement for 1943 going missing — the week-long timed exclusivity on all multiplayer expansions — still applies.