Despite some negative buzz that’s been surrounding Origin and Battlefield 3 lately, it seems as though there may be some perks to pre-ordering the title through EA’s digital download service, after all.
A report made by Ars Technica reveals that at least one lucky user has received an email notification, which explained that he was entitled to a free download of one of EA’s “recommended shooter titles”.
“As a special thank you for pre-ordering Battlefield 3 early at Origin, we’re offering you a bonus PC digital download game. Please apply the code below at the shopping cart to redeem one PC Digital version of one of our recommended shooter titles: Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2 or Medal of Honor. The price will be reduced to $0 after applying the code at your shopping cart. Hurry—this offer is only good for the month of August, and is exclusive to Origin customers only. See below for more details”.
Whether this is actually true or not, we can’t be entirely sure. Not until we’ve heard news of others being offered the same deal, anyway.
EA recently revealed that PC gamers will need to register with Origin, in order to play Battlefield 3, even if they’ve opted to buy a retail copy of the game.
Battlefield 3 is due to release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, this October.