It was just yesterday when we brought you word that EA allegedly touted that Apple actually paid them a ‘truckload of money’ in order to delay the release of Plants vs Zombies 2 on the Android platform so that it will remain as an iOS exclusive for some time. That was a little hard to swallow actually, and even if it were to be true, what does EA gain from such an admission? Well, in under 24 hours, games publisher EA has stepped forward to deny such claims, and in an official statement they mentioned that “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.”
Not only that, Apple also did issue a denial on the situation, and that nary a single cent has exchanged hands throughout the episode. Apparently, this particular misunderstanding came about after Frank Gibeau, head of EA Labels, was quoted to have said, “Apple gave us a truckload of money to delay the Android version [of Plants vs Zombies 2].” Taken out of context or otherwise? You be the judge. This just goes to show how important one’s words are regardless of the setting.