Edelson McGuire has announced that it has launched a class action lawsuit against video game publisher Electronic Arts representing customers who bought the PlayStation 3 version of Battlefield 3 and were promised and did not receive a free copy of Battlefield 1943.
The lawsuit claims that the main problem is not false advertising but that Electronic Arts announced that the offer was no longer implemented over Twitter, meaning that a lot of gamers have not learned about it because the publisher was not interested in making the news public.
The fact that the PlayStation 3 version of Battlefield 3 would include a free copy of the older and simpler Battlefield 1943 was a central point of the marketing effort for the first person shooter.
Edelson McGuire also says that even though EA has announced that PS3 gamers would get early access to expansion as compensations many players feel that this is not enough to make up for the outright lie and the cover up effort.
The lawyers are saying that Electronic Arts
has “misled and profited from thousands of their customers by making a promise that they could not, and never intended, to keep.”
The law firm believes that players who will join the class action suit are just interested in getting their free copy of Battlefield 1943 and a bigger financial compensation.
Electronic Arts has not commented on the lawsuit yet.
Recently publisher THQ also reneged on an earlier promise after failing to include an exclusive multiplayer mode in the PlayStation 3 version of its open world action game Saints Row: The Third.
The Whored Mode was originally set to fill the role but it was developed enough that it was included in all versions of the game.
Since then THQ has offered a free copy of the second game in the series to those who play on the PS3.