Sat, Nov 19, 2011 | 13:06 GMT
Class-action filed against EA over broken Battlefield 1943 promise
Legal firm Edelson McGuire has filed a class-action lawsuit against EA on behalf of consumers who were promised a free copy of Battlefield 1943 as an incentive to purchase the PS3 version of Battlefield 3.
According to the lawsuit, the main complaint is not so much that EA reneged on the offer, but that it did so after consumers already purchased BF3 with the expectation of receiving BF1943. Adding further insult to the injury, is the fact that EA announced the deal change over Twitter instead of a more formal venue, which resulted in many consumers missing out on the announcement.
The firm is also none-to-pleased with the replacement deal of handing out BF3 expansions “early to PS3 customers” as pacifier, which the firm feels does not compensate with the loss of a full videogame.
Furthermore, the suit claims that since the BF1943 offer enticed thousands of consumers to purchase the PS3 version over a PC or 360 copy, the firm has “misled and profited from thousands of their customers by making a promise that they could not, and never intended, to keep.”
A spokesperson for the law firm which filed the suit, has told Kotaku that those they represent are only after “compensatory relief”, meaning they only want their copy pf Battlefield 1943 as was originally intended.
We’ll keep you posted with any further updates on the case.