Electronic Arts has just confirmed that Battlefield 1942, the first game in the popular first-person shooter series, is now available for free via its own digital distribution service – Origin – on the PC platform.
The Battlefield series celebrates its 10-year anniversary and, in order to properly mark the occasion, Electronic Arts has confirmed that it's giving away for free the first game in the franchise – Battlefield 1942.
Those interested in scoring a free copy of the classic shooter for the PC platform just need to install Origin, EA's own digital distribution service.
"When we launched Battlefield 1942 ten years ago, we had lofty ambitions to create a first-person shooter that would push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and design," said Karl Magnus Troedsson, vice president and general manager of DICE, via Videogamer. "We evolved the FPS gameplay formula by introducing the world to all-out warfare via land, air and sea."
DICE, the developer of the series, emphasizes the role the community played in the incredible reception of the series and wants to properly thank them during this anniversary.
"Since the beginning, the reception to the Battlefield series has been incredible thanks to our amazing fans. Every day, we strive to provide our community with great games and new ways to play as evident with Battlefield 3 Premium," he added.
"We wanted to thank our fans who have supported us throughout the years by restoring Battlefield 1942 for a digital re-release and give everyone a chance to play the game that started it all."
The game will be free to download until March 1, 2013, so you can take your time before getting it via Origin.
Don't forget that Battlefield 3, the newest installment of the series, is already available for a year and in 2013 the next installment, Battlefield 4, will be released.