Okay, okay, lower the torches and pitchforks.
After accusing DICE and EA of stripping down Battlefield 3 for the sake of generating retailer-exclusive downloadable content in the UK, we have some good news: that retail-exclusive bonus stuff will be available to everyone after the game's release. It's just a timed exclusive for retailers, that's all…and that's normal. Furthermore, the Physical Warfare pack will be free when it launches to the world later this year; if you want it earlier, it'll also be a pre-order bonus. In short, nobody is going to miss anything, and nobody will have to pay extra for anything, either. Is the fact that this pack is free a response to the earlier outrage? Well, you be the judge of that.
Gamers just get a little antsy when they suspect a publisher of removing original content and making us pay for it later.
Related Game(s): Battlefield 3