Apple denies paying EA for ‘Plants vs. Zombies 2’ timed-exclusivity


Apple has denied claims that the company reportedly “gave [EA] a truckload of money to delay the Android version [of Plants vs. Zombies 2],” according to a report from Giant Bomb.

The above statement was made by head of EA labels Frank Gibeau at an internal town hall meeting for Electronic Arts.

Giant Bomb’s Patrick Klepek, who reported on the findings, noted that while time-exclusivity on certain gaming platforms is common, this is new territory for Apple.

Apple is denying the claims made in Klepek’s report, saying it was “not true” and that no money was exchanged.

As it stands right now, Apple is denying the claims made in the report and PopCap “can’t comment on internal meetings,” making this somewhat of a standstill. However, Giant Bomb has said that they “stand by the original quoting of Gibeau’s comments.”

We’ll provide more information as it is revealed. Until then, be sure to follow StickSkills on Twitter and like us on Facebook to know the latest and be sure to listen to our interview with senior producer of Plants vs. Zombies 2 Bernard Yee.

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