EA Faces Lawsuit For Pulling Battlefield 1943
As reported by Kotaku, the firm Edelson McGuire filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of PS3 Battlefield 3 users, alleging EA "misled and profited from thousands of their customers by making a promise that they could not, and never intended, to keep".
A lot can change during the development process, and sometimes console exclusives are shuffled around or altered. However, after promising the free game, EA never announced that it was backing out on the deal until the game was out. In other words, many PS3 owners were given no reason to think that they weren't getting Battlefield 1943...until they bought Battlefield and found out that the bonus game wasn't on the disc.
We'll just have to wait and see how this turns out...but even if EA gets away with it, it was still a crummy way to treat its fans.