Gamer.Blorge writes, "The word on the Web was that DICE/EA decided to replace the free copy of Battlefield 1943 in exchange for the early map-pack deal exclusively for the PS3. This was backed by a vague tweet from the official Battlefield twitter page."
Gamer.Blorge writes, "However, some continued to speculate that Battlefield 1943 would eventually become available as a free downloadable.
I reached out to EA PR Manager, Snez Stojanovska for further clarification. According to Stojanovska, apparently this is a deal worked out with Sony."