You squawked, DICE listened. All weapons will be included in both the standard and gold editions, but the standard edition players will need to unlock the “extra” weapons through gameplay. Still a bit f’ed up, if you ask me, because gold edition buyers will, in effect, be buying gameplay unlocks. That seems like something that could greatly affect the overall flavor of the game. Whatever. It’s just a game…
and a really fun one at that.
Luke Plunket has a great writeup on why this is a hollow victory over at Kotaku. I mostly agree, but I think he’s missing the fact that the outcry from the small-but-loud actually was listened to. That’s a victory in and of itself. Read it HERE.