Apple rubbishes claims it paid EA "truckloads of money" to delay PVZ2 launch on Android - PC Retail

Apple rubbishes claims it paid EA "truckloads of money" to delay PVZ2 launch on Android

But head of EA Labels Frank Gibeau was apparently quoted in an internal meeting
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Apple has rejected claims that it paid EA money to delay the launch of its Plants vs Zombies 2 app game on Android devices. UPDATE: EA says the quote was "taken out of context".

According to Giant Bomb, Frank Gibeau, head of EA Labels, apparently said during an internal town hall meeting: "Apple gave us a truckload of money to delay the Androidversion [of Plants vs Zombies 2]."

However, an Apple spokesperson described the story as "not true" and said that no money was exchanged.

In a statement sent to PCR, an EA spokesperson said: "A comment from an internal meeting taken out of context has created an unfortunate misunderstanding. Reports of a paid relationship between Apple and EA are factually inaccurate, and we apologise for any confusion.”

It could be that Apple and EA had previously struck a marketing deal around the game, and it looks like Gibeau's choice of words wrongly implies otherwise.

Excluding China, up until now Plants vs Zombies 2 has only been available on iOS devices and will launch on Android at a later date.

The PopCap-developed game has been downloaded more than 25 million times worldwie to date.

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