EA announced today that users of their Origin digital distribution service can now play Battlefield 1942, the first entry in the long-running military shooter franchise, for free.
The announcement comes in the wake of Battlefield 3 Premium surpassing over 2 million users since its launch in June.
"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," said DICE vice president Karl Magnus Troedsson. "We evolved the FPS gameplay formula by introducing the world to all-out warfare via land, air and sea."
The promotion runs until March 1st, 2013. The Battlefield franchise, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last September, has sold over 50 million units worldwide. A new entry, tentatively title Battlefield 4, is scheduled for a fall 2013 release.