Yesterday almost 3,000 Battlefield 3 fans voiced their discontent over EA's plans to offer launch day DLC with pre-orders.
The controversy surrounds the limited edition Physical Warfare pack, the Back to Karkand DLC pack and the perks they provide.
The main points of concern were that the exclusive weapons in the deal would cause an imbalance against those who didn't pay in advance and that fans who don't pre-order will have to pay more for the Back to Karkand expansion pack at a later date.
In a Q&A on the official Battlefield blog, the reason for the pre-order offer is given as follows:
"Because we believe in rewarding our core fanbase with special offers -- such as giving them the Back to Karkand expansion pack at no extra charge."
On the point of a potential imbalance created by exclusive weapons, the Q&A reads:
"The three exclusive items in the Physical Warfare Pack were specifically chosen not to be overpowered or imbalance or break the game in any way."
Other answers to less burning questions can be found in the source link below.
The limited edition Battlefield 3 Physical Warfare pack was unveiled last month. Have a look at the announcement for all the details.