European gamers expecting to get a free copy of the original BioShock with upcoming sequel BioShock Infinite have had their hopes dashed by publisher 2K Games today. Chatting with Eurogamer, a company spokesperson explained that the offer applies to the North American region only.

“I can confirm that the PS3 version of BioShock Infinite in North America contains a copy of the original BioShock," a representative said. “This is not the case in the UK – it's a local promotion in North America.”

While we understand that content arrangements vary depending on the territory, we’re surprised that 2K Games hasn’t opted to bring this deal overseas. After all, it adds value to the PS3 version of BioShock Infinite – a game that the company's banking on being a smash hit around the globe.