The only part of this I don’t like is not having “all” of a game just because of the method in which I purchase it.
Especially when it’s half of a “kit” either way.
I suspect this is just a deal they had to make with retailers to give them a Unique Selling Point against the digital download sales. If this IS the case, I would hope that after a short time, we would all be able to get both… No-one in their right mind would buy two copies of the game, would they?
Maybe a deal should’ve been done which said from xx date, anyone who ALREADY owns the game gets both, and then from here on this is the new deal. That would be fairer I think.
As a side note, being an active EA gamer, something as a small token of appreciation for me taking a gamble on a game and investing early on, would be nice. I could have bought this game and it never be released.
Please give us EA guys something a bit special that no-one else gets.