Submitted by DarkLordMalik 740d ago | news

EA says Apple gave them “truckload of money” to delay PvZ 2 on Android, Apple denies

It was revealed during an internal town hall meeting held by Electronic Arts that Apple paid them “truckload” of money to delay the launch of Android version of the Plants vs Zombies 2, a sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed mobile game, Plants vs Zombies. (Industry, Plants Vs Zombies 2)

Wizziokid  +   740d ago
Apple doing a MS?
Transporter47  +   740d ago
lolz, that's really funny, but honestly I hate when they do stuff like this. What is the point besides hurting the consumer, this doesn't sway people as much as they think. People will wait for Andriod is not like they are going to say oh man PvZ 2 is delayed on Andriod let me get an IOS system now!!

I just want it on my Vita.
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cellur111  +   740d ago
I'm pretty sure Apple is trying to create the effect that they get the games sooner than android and that can sway people.
darthv72  +   740d ago
i want it on xblive. Same with peggle 2.
Eonjay  +   739d ago
Titanfall anyone... anyway it sucks that people are paying to keep content away from people.
Goku781  +   740d ago
That's not cool if true, but that is business.
KwietStorm  +   740d ago
Apple doing a banana?
jay2  +   740d ago
EA over Apple any day.
1OddWorld  +   740d ago
The_Truth_24_7  +   740d ago
Seems plausible.
madpuppy  +   740d ago
Apple is a bag of scum, they have great products if you like being told what to like by Apple and what you can do with them.
mixelon  +   739d ago
They aren't that bad. They sell tools and software.

The tools have specific software support.. There are well informed apple customers as well as the "sheep" - id be pretty stuck without some of my apple-only hardware and software. Other people wouldn't be. Apple aren't controlling my preferences, there just aren't good alternatives for some usage scenarios.
madpuppy  +   739d ago
I understand where you are coming from, "the right tool for the job" as the open source pragmatists say.

I have coworkers that have iPhones and are very happy with them, mostly, though...I have seen the generic hipster with them trying to impress each other with the latest model.
soljah  +   740d ago
so what company is the bigger scumbags

apple offering money to ea to control the market OR
ea for taking money so that apple could control the mkt

maybe both?
1OddWorld  +   740d ago
Both are bad think SimCity debacle earlier this year.
madpuppy  +   739d ago
they are both trash, but, there is one difference between the two, a good portion of Apple owners are hipster douche bags that think they are individuals, but what they really are are mindless clones of each other that consider the purchase of an Apple product as some sort of pathetic status symbol.
SonyKong64  +   739d ago
I love when I resonate with a well observed comment.

Couldn't have said it better myself = )
pyramidshead  +   740d ago
Freudian slip I feel :P

someone gown get fired.
megamanX2  +   740d ago
apple is scared
Lubu  +   740d ago
I can't wait for it to come to Android. I upgraded my phone last year from iOS to android. I tried downloading PVZ2 on my old iPhone and it said that it was incompatible with it because it doesn't have a front facing camera. What is that all about? Why would the missing camera be an issue?
ufo8mycat  +   740d ago
Don't see why people stick to Apple when there are superior products
nooneknows  +   739d ago
This is an example of The Gaming Industry in a Nutshell....
Hufandpuf  +   739d ago
This is BUISNESS in a nutshell.
Evilsnuggle  +   739d ago
M$= Apple
KONAAs  +   739d ago
samsung glaxy is way better than lamephone, lot sof people dont know but android has done stuff before apple they just become popular with the iphone, or they got tiem to improve it but android does it before
madpuppy  +   739d ago
frankly, if Apple was in Microsofts position they would be worse than MS has ever been. paranoid and litigious is a perfect description of a company that would sue their own fans.
mixelon  +   739d ago
EA almost certainly shop around for the best promotional partners for every release. Its part of the system now and i wouldn't put the blame entirely at Apple's door. EA, Activision, Bethesda do this with their DLC all the time and likely have a team cementing these sort of deals, probably to do with advertising revenue and placement rather than actual money.

In the long run it probably helps sales, it just sucks when you're not the preferred platform.
irishyort  +   739d ago
PvZ2 first on Apple devices because Apple gave them extra $$.... Give the guys at Apple some credit, they arent that stupid. It's not like the game is a OS mobile device seller. Sorry it just isnt that popular.

It would be more like that there is far more profit to be made from iOS first before they release it into the Android world of major piracy problems. This is just a fact. If someone has both devices and would want to play the game, they "most likely" will purchase the iOS version and if they modded their Android like many of us have, would likely illegally download the game for free. I buy my games but many dont. iOS helps developers more than we realise.

But I wish EA would bring back a good NBA game..... 2k seems to be just coasting along with the minor improvements without any major competition.
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Godlovesgamers  +   739d ago
Who cares? Either way the game wasn't as good as the first one and the inclusion of making it F2P ruined whatever fun there was to be had.

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