EA and Sony have made a pair of announcements regarding exclusive goodies linked to the PlayStation 3 version of Battlefield 3
-- and we failed to realize that one invalidated the other. The free copy of Battlefield 1943
, DICE's de facto
console-exclusive shooter, didn't make it into PS3 copies of Battlefield 3
as originally intended
Responding to questions on Twitter, the official Battlefield account offered the following: "In lieu of 1943 being available on disk for PS3 customers, EA has made all BF3 expansions available early to PS3 customers."
This refers to Sony and EA's ongoing exclusivity deal
, which sees Battlefield 3
add-ons become available (for purchase) one week early on PS3. EA's switcheroo lets you buy new maps for Battlefield 3
, then, at the expense of the game for which you never could. Thanks?