Sony and EA have reneged on a promise to include Battlefield 1943 with all PlayStation 3 copies of Battlefield 3.
The move was announced at Sony's E3 press conference in July, where Jack Tretton said that making use of the extra storage space on Blu-ray discs meant the PS3 release of Battlefield 3 would represent "one of the most exciting games of the year bundled free with one of the most popular PSN games."
After gamers in North America - where Battlefield 3 was released yesterday - noticed that Battlefield 1943 was conspicuous by its absence, a tweet from the official Battlefield account said that the free game had been replaced by early access to DLC, which was announced last month.
"In lieu of 1943 being available on disc," the tweet reads, "EA has made all BF3 expansions available early to PS3 customers."
The news follows reports overnight of server problems on the Xbox 360 version. Battlefield 3 will be released in Europe on Friday.