A small group of people purchasing the PC version of Black Ops 2 ran into an interesting problem yesterday as they found that the second disc was in fact a Copy of Mass Effect 2 rather than a Black Ops 2 disc despite being labeled as such. Luckily those who bought the PC version of the game could just download the game data via steam regardless of what was on the disc.
Now a day after this strange mishap, Bioware has responded by offering free PC copies of the Mass Effect Trilogy of the first 50 people submit proof that they were affected by the manufacturing error.
“Rumor has it that about a thousand customers who purchased Call of Duty: Black Ops II for PC today were also treated to a surprise copy of Mass Effect 2. If you were one of the affected, chances are you thought it was a mistake, but we prefer to think that it was an omen, and when the universe talks, you should listen.
If the universe thinks that you should be playing Mass Effect right now, who are we to argue? In fact, we want to help! The first fifty fans affected by this phenomenon to send us a picture holding their special disc 2 will receive a code for a FREE PC copy of Mass Effect Trilogy.”
I cant help but think that Bioware is taking advantage of the situation and using it as a marketing tool but I doubt the people who manage to get the free games will complain.