The news is heading round of a possible boycott of Battlefield 3 due to the exclusive DLC that is being offered at certain retailers.
EA commented on the Battlefield blog by saying that the Back To Karkand Pack will be available to purchase separately and is a reward for loyal fans.
“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.”
They also commented on the problems of the exclusive weapons causing gameplay imbalance.
“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.”