Electronic Arts On Battlefield: Bad Company Multiplayer: Buy The Weapons!
Gamers were happy to find out that they will be required to spend extra money on weapons in order to fully enjoy the beta for Electronic Arts’s Battlefield: Bad Company on Xbox 360.
March 25, 2008
Needless to say, controversy and a bit of rage hit the fan, forcing EA to take the stand and issue an explanation. It goes like this: five of the weapons in the game will be free, while the other five will be bundled with the game's Gold Edition.
If you insist on not buying the Gold Edition (and thus, make EA cry), you can also buy the weapons online. Furthermore, if you insist on not buying those gun either (and make EA cry some more), then assured, you won't have anything to complain about:
“All weapons are balanced for gameplay,” said an EA spokesperson in a statement. “More weapons offer players more choices but do not create an advantage/disadvantage for players who do not opt to buy new item.”
So, EA is offering a bonus that doesn't add nothing in particular to the game? That doesn't strike me as a promising offer. Yeah, they're just doing that because they're good guys and don't want the game to be spoiled.
Whatever you thoughts may be on this matter, just keep in mind that EA is not ripping parts of the game in hope to milk gamers even more. No, they just don't do that.