EA facing class action for failing to provide promised free copies of Battlefield 1943
The old addage ‘don’t make promises you can’t keep’ rings very true for EA, who have been hit with a class action lawsuit for failing to provide promised free copies of Battlefield 1943 with Battlefield 3. Before the launch of Battlefield 3, EA promised PS3 gamers would get a free copy of Battlefield 1943, a promise which has since been broken.
Firm Edelson McGuire has filed a class action lawsuit against EA on behalf of PS3 owners, which asserts that not only did EA backpedal on their offer, but they made their announcement so late (after customers had already purchased the game) and announced it so badly (their official announcment was only given on twitter).
In the suit, Edelson McGuire allege that EA “misled and profited from thousands of their customers by making a promise that they could not, and never intended, to keep”.
The firm asserts those involved are simply looking for their free copy of Battlefield 1943, which was promised to them, and which they should rightfully expect EA to provide.
We’ll keep you updated on any news related to the case as it breaks.