In celebration of the ten year anniversary of the Battlefield series and Battlefield 3 Premium surpassing 2 million members worldwide since its debut in June, DICE and Electronic Arts are offering a free download of the PC version of Battlefield 1942, where it all started, exclusively on Origin.
Karl Magnus Troedsson, Vice President and General Manager of DICE, looks back on the series’ roots:
When we launched Battlefield 1942 ten years ago, we had lofty ambitions to create a first-person shooter that would push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and design. We evolved the FPS gameplay formula by introducing the world to all-out warfare via land, air and sea. Since the beginning, the reception to the Battlefield series has been incredible thanks to our amazing fans. Every day, we strive to provide our community with great games and new ways to play as evident with Battlefield 3 Premium. We wanted to thank our fans who have supported us throughout the years by restoring Battlefield 1942 for a digital re-release and give everyone a chance to play the game that started it all.
For those interested, you might like to know that DICE Gameplay Designer recently Tweeted that “It’s rumored that BF1942 mods works with the origin version OBS! However completely unsupported if issues are encountered!”
Additionally DICE has also released a few nifty statistics accumulated since Battlefield 3’s launch last October, 2011:
- 95 billion total heals
- 4 billion total revives
- 3 billion vehicles destroyed
- 2 trillion bullets fired
“Today, we’re equally as proud with the success of Battlefield 3 Premium. This has been an ambitious way to give our fans fresh, high-quality content at a great value. This achievement is helping us define the new standard by which all other shooters deliver content and exclusive bonuses to their player communities,” added Troedsson.
Battlefield 3 fans can next look forward to the upcoming earthquake-themed expansion, Aftermath. Check out our in-depth preview right here!
DICE reveals the official Battlefield 3: Aftermath release schedule below:
- Battlefield 3 Premium members – November 27
- Battlefield 3 Players – December 11
Xbox 360 and PC
- Battlefield 3 Premium Members – December 4
- Battlefield 3 Players – December 18
Are you a Battlefield 1942 vet, or are you going to be playing it for the first time? Let us know below!