No, EA won’t license guns in its 2013 games—but it never has

Yesterday, Reuters "broke" the story that Electronic Arts was taking steps to distance itself from real-world gun makers, cancelling licensing deals while still maintaining the right to use images of those real-world weapons in its first-person shooters. "The action games we will release this year will not include licensed images of weapons," EA spokesperson Jeff Brown said matter-of-factly in the story.

What that story failed to make clear was that EA has never paid or been paid to feature specific guns in its games. This year's titles will be no different.

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