DICE has recently clarified what exactly the deal is with Battlefield 1943′s inclusion in the PS3 version of Battlefield 3 as well as revealed some new information about ranks, private matches, and the day-one patch.
So it means we can't download the Free Pre-Order Map Pack right away.
I think "added on a later date"= won't be added
Wow, thats really sad that EA has back tracked on the free BF1943 download for PS3 users. EA has failed in every possible way concerning BF3.
BF1943 is $10 on the PS store i think, just sayin...
PS3 gamers were promised to get 1943 with every purchase of BF3 and it was announced ON STAGE during the freakin E3! so what if the game is old and now it's $10 on PSN? last time I check FREE<<<<$10! this is about EA not giving what they've promised!
The free BF1943 almost sway me into getting it for the PS3 but ultimately I decided to go with PC. I could see how it may have sway some into getting the PS3 version which by now most of the better deals are gone. This can be frustrating for those who picked PS3 over PC/360 using BF1943 as a tie breaker. Also, EA announced BF1943 with the PS3 version to back out so late/so close to release, that's a slap in the face.
@Badz149 More likely they announced it for the PRE-ORDER of BF3 on PS3. Why would they give a free copy of a game for people who wait until BF3 is on sale? How is that fair to those who pre-order with the full price? Think about things before blowing your top, seriously.
read these; http://www.geekweek.com/201... http://www.gamerai.com/2011... http://bf3blog.com/2011/06/... http://www.fanboy.com/2011/... need more? there were no mention of pre-order as it was announced to be on the same bluray disc of every single copy of BF3 on PS3! this is nothing new for EA! they did it with Dead Space 2 + free DS Extraction and MoH + free MoH Frontlines! I didn't blow up my top or anything. It happens that I'm already aware of this because I watched E3 LIVE! Google is there to help you find about things you don't know, my friend.
Cry about it... seriously, you're going to play BF 1943 instead of BF3? -_-
Like people are going to play BF1943 over BF3 if they had the choice.
its amazing how many of you r below battleaxe don't understand the concept . So what if BF3 is the better game and new. So that means he will never want to play 1943? giving it away for free and then not is not a shotty business move. Te people below who are saying battleaxe is somehow wrong in what he is saying need to get a job and pay for stuff yourself.
So they finally realised that it doesn't make good business sense to reward one group and exclude the group that buys their product the most (pc not included) It wasn't making alot of sense to me to give exclusivity to ps3 gamers when the game is going to be supported more by 360 owners anyway. If the game wasn't available for download then you could argue that blu-ray means more space for content but in this case it wouldn't matter.
BC2 was played way more on PS3 than 360 dude.
@TheGameFoxJTV no way in HELL dude...
i feel that the 360 version will sell less due to CoD. CoD is marketed as a 360 exclusive, even though we know it is not.
@TheGameFoxJTV And im Santa Clause
@TheGameFoxJTV Maybe singe player seeing that multiplayer was stacked for Xbox 360. (ha... but I doubt that too.) As for sales... Xbox 360 sold way more then PS3 on this title. Xbox 360 3.08 Million vs PS3 2.41 Million. Unless you have some PLAY stats that we aren't privy too?
This just shows that EA is the monster that everyone thought it was all those years ago...
I think they Ea and Activision both have their own little dirty scheme scamming ways. Look at crysis 2 MP for example. They had to get those map packs out before they would release that dxll upgrade and people spent I think 15 bucks for each dlc MP map packs. That game is dead from ll the hackers. Then they can;t even fix the game or provide the support and the mplayer was ruined. Crysis 2 could of done a lot better. The single player turned out I mean not perfect but it should've been that game from launch - the multiplayer hackfest. I don't know how much crytek is to blame but when you can't keep supporting the community and your game, and then to go fourth with suking money on dlc first sets a bad example of how the fan base will get pissed off and not fall for the same thing twice. Its obvious whose business model that is and its a shame that crytek has known issues and they won't fix them. I don't think DICE will play exactly that way but they are governed by their same master publisher EA. I am sure Dice will have much more community support with battlefield 3 because BF3 should be around for along time if history repeats its self in regards to BF2. But then again you have Ea running the ship and they want to take as much upfront while the game is still hot. Personally for me crytek burned themselves and they will not receive my hard earned money again. And with Dice/Ea I hope it is much different scenario than crytek and Ea. I am just excited to get my copy this week and MW3 well we all know thats like a serving of apple pie for the holidays every year. Its going to sell no matter what.
Do you guys think BF3 will still be going strong enough in a few years for a re release on the new consoles? I am sure that all these next gen engines are ready for theses type of ports. Thats why they state next gen and next gen ready from what I hear from these devs. Be kinda cool to cross platform between xbox 360 and 720 if live is integrated that way along with PSN on their own networks.
Man, with games like Battlefield 3 coming out in just a couple days. I'm not even thinking about the next gen consoles. I know we're way behind PCs but the gameplay is still there and is still strong.
they said they plan to release it on WiiU with all the PC features
good point mister v I should of thought of that and of course new games by then anyways.
Well, not a big deal but silly that it was promised. I don't know why people would play that over BF3 anyway, IMO a better deal would have been to get timed DLC though that wouldn't sit well with PC fans
Ps3 has one week exclusive dlc I read
yeah last i heard 'all DLC' will release for PS3 first...but never saw if that was console specific, or for all 3 platforms... last I read it was Sony putting up money to combat MS's deals with Activision...and was later confirmed to only be for one week anyway...so pretty much pointless...
If 1943 isn't in there then fuck you DICE! bf3 will be awesome and I didn't buy 1943 because I thought I was getting it with bf3 so it wouldn't have made sense and now I'm just learning it might not come!? Don't even have the money to buy 1943 now just missed out on a great game because they don't stay true to their word
It will be there! Just not on the limited edition versions.
Well thats bs cause that's what I'm getting like who isn't getting that if they are getting day one?
yeah I personally am disappointed. I even played the demo like a month ago getting ready for my free copy of 1943. I hope we eventually get it though...
dont got the money to buy BF1943, but you got the money to buy BF3, nice.
You obviously can't read since I clearly stated I had the money to buy it and didn't since I thought it was getting it with bf3 and put off on buy it. And now I don't have the money to buy it at the moment learn to read.
@trenso1 So you'll never get money ever again? Cause you're making it sound like that as you only had a set amount, and spent it on other things, so now you can never get the game. The funny thing though, is that people around places like GFAQs knew this in advance, along side of Joystiq. So if you only get your news from this site....i can understand. What gets me, is those now "canceling" the game, because they didn't get BF1943. What happened to buying a game on it's own merits? (FYI no i'm not saying this is acceptable, but some people are knee-jerk reacting to this)
"The Limited Edition will not come with BF1943, but with the Back to Karkand expansion" there you get it just later
pre orders get karkland while later new copies get bf1943
Yes, because I can't wait to NOT play BF3 (after spending money on it) and play an older game that is free... I make a TON of sense!
"Anything that doesn't matter to me, shouldn't matter to anyone else either." That's pretty much what you said.
he saying why play the older free game vs the one he paid 60 bucks for
@jetlian Yes, because there is absolutely no way in hell that a person can play and enjoy BOTH games. /s Jesus some of you kids are freaking morons.
id be more interested in what l paid for than something thats free. And l never said you couldn't like both
LoL, really....even though u had like 2 years to buy it on the store.... i rofl!.
But Sony made the announcement at E3 that BattleField 1943 will be packaged in? I wonder what happen? Is that not part of the deal with Sony anymore?
My guess would be that deal was replaced by the PS3 1 week DLC head start.
Makes sense, I guess it really affects the people who wanted a free copy of BF 1943, Getting DLC a week ahead is good I think a free game could be better.
Well dang. I was hoping to get 1943 with BF3. They really shouldn't tell us stuff at E3 and then not deliver on it. But then again, I guess people nowadays are obsessed with paying for dlc for games that could've been on the disc in the first place. DLC is a scam, it really is. I understand if DLC comes out 5-6 months later, cause that means they had to actually make more content to sell to us, but to have dlc literally days or weeks after the release, is just ludicrous. It's clear, then, that they just left it out of the game to sell to us later. Plus, I had told several people on here and elsewhere about the inclusion of BF1943 with the PS3 version of BF3. Oh well, I guess DICE just caused me to lie. lol I'm not happy with this news at all. @Disagree Feel free to include a reason as to what you disagreed with. lol I think all disagree votes should require an explanation on this site.
Which people really shouldn't be happy with. The DLC isn't going to come out earlier, just other people are going to have to wait longer. How is that a bonus in any way for anyone who isn't a shallow loser? Like AngelicIceDiamond you're being way too kind. Getting DLC a week ahead isn't good - it doesn't benefit you in any way, just disturbs others, and 'a free game could be better'? 'Could'? I think it is certain that a free game is better than essentially nothing.
Maybe BF43 still sells well.
They said the campaign was 15-20 hours long, now it's 8. They said we would get BF1943, yeah well f*** you you're not getting that either. They have spent the last 12 months trolling MW3 and telling bull**** lies, and this is why I'm not buying their game. EA/Dice are disgusting. Simple as that.
Well, SP doesn't really matter. Battlefield proper (not BCs) has always been an MP series, and the campaign even if it's short, looks really good. You can still play it on a higher difficulty to make it longer. I'm with you with 1943, it was announced and they should have honored that. PS3 got 1 week DLC early though, but 1943 has Air Superiority (a lot of fun). @Jobesy, I guess you're right, SP is important to make the value proposition more appealing.
Sp matters very much. EA/DICE want to break into the console market and take a bite out of the COD phenomenon AND charge $59.99 usd for a game they had better include a sp campaign.
I hate when people say SP doesn't matter. I love single player. A lot of people call me crazy because I loved Black Ops' single player...I thought it was sweet. Sure the story sucked but it was action packed and intense. I have more fun with SP in a lot of games vs. MP. And while I understand that BF3 has very good MP (I loved the Beta), but does that mean they should just make a shitty SP? No, no it doesn't.
@kcuhbertson I guess I have to explain why I don't care for the SP too much. I generally, play FPS' for MP, and TPS' for SP. There are exceptions, though. BF3's SP looks really fun. It reminds of "The Unit", one of my favorite TV shows, so I'm going to play it for sure. My statement was purely my opinion, so I'm sorry if I offended anyone. Cheers!
Criminal is right. Battlefield has always been about multiplayer first. The whole single player thing really was introduced in the Bad Company series, but BF3 isn't a sequel to Bad Company 2, it's a sequel to Battlefield 2. Battlefield 2 didn't even HAVE a single player mode, and was a full price ($50) PC game. Same goes with BF1942 and BF Vietnam. Single player is icing on the cake. Single player is not an important part of the main Battlefield series, outside of the spin-off Bad Company series. This isn't just my opinion, it's how it has always been. I'm glad they added one to this game, but it's not what I buy a BF game for...
Nobody cares. Everyone else will still enjoy the game. Plus that's one less cry baby we have to experience online. Good riddance.
Personally, In an FPS like Battlefield or even CoD, I'd much rather have a 8 hour, action-packed campaign with a simple but tight story, than to have 20 hours of check-point to check-point gameplay. Then again, games like Crysis and Crysis 2 did a great and lengthy job with their SP campaigns that I think some other FPSs should look up to.
Not a big deal that 1943 isn't on the disc. You'll be too busy playing BF3 anyway. It's a novelty. Yeah it was promised to be on disc, but hey, stuff happens. I'm just excited that the game is drawing near, and that Back To Karkand is going to be free! We get dedicated servers with server browser on consoles, and continued support by one of the best developers out there.
A whole free game isn't a "novelty" dude, And stuff happens? That's the wrong attitude, people who wanted 1943 that got promised it got f***ed over. "We get dedicated servers with server browser on consoles, and continued support by one of the best developers out there." What the hell is wrong with you?
Not a big fan of bf nor call of duty my hands will be on uncharted 3.. Bf 3 is over hyped
I'm a big fan of BF3 and Uncharted. You say BF3 is over hyped...and Uncharted 3 isn't? Both games are GOTY contenders, and they have every right to be "over hyped". look at what game is the hottest right now on N4G...Uncharted 3 -__-
aren't most games "over hyped" nowadays?
To quote one angry Christian Bale: "OH GOOD FOR YOOOOUUUUU!!!" I for one will be playing all 3 of those games...
We get it CELL (as in ps3's CPU) you like ps3 exclusives. This isn't about that. It was never about uncharted.
We are still getting BF1943. But it doesn't come with the LIMITED EDITION! It scomes with the normal editions!
And seeing as every pre-order is bumped to a limited edition, only ones getting it are those who don't pre-order it.
Not a big deal but it's not a good look either especially since Jack announced it in E3
I'm sooooooo confused... are we or are we not getting 1943?
We are not getting 1943.
but the dude said that the "Limited Edition will not come with BF1943" he didn't say ALL versions of BF3. he was very specific with his comment. but i don't know.... whatever we'll see on Tuesday
We are getting 1943. But if you preordered/bought limited edition version bf3 you will get the Back To karkland mp INSTEAD of 1943
If it makes you guys feel any better, 1943 sucks compared to even Bad Company 1. With BF3 coming out, who gives a shit about it?