DiCE Responds to Battlefield 3 Boycott
Those who pre-order Battlefield 3 at certain retailers will receive the Physical Warfare pack, which contains a trio of extra weapons. Although this isn’t even remotely an unusual kind of pre-order bonus, it sparked a weird amount of anger and even a friggin’ boycott. Well, DiCE wants to talk to you about this whole ridiculous situation.
They posted a Q&A about the pre-order bonuses at the Battlefield Blog pointing out that these extra weapons don’t really give players an advantage:
Q: Will Physical Warfare Pack imbalance the game?
A: 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.
Q: Why do I want the Physical Warfare Pack?
A: Owning these items will give you a more varied arsenal, but it will not give you a significant advantage on the battlefield.
I doubt that’ll do anything to get the angsty boycotters to settle down, but OK.