Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EA Ruled Not Misleading With Battlefield 4 Release

The optimistic talk about this buggy mess was not intentional, just optimism.
Despite what many gamers have said, EA did not release false or misleading statements to the public about Battlefield 4 before it's release last December. A U.S. District Judge has ruled in favor of EA in the lawsuit filed by investors against the company for knowingly releasing a bad product.

The original complaint stated that senior EA executives, including CFO Blake Jorgensen and CEO Andrew Wilson,  knew, but did not disclose with the public nor investors, that Battlefield 4 was not ready for release. As reported by Courthouse News, the U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled that EA was simply showing 'corporate optimisim' about the game's release and was in no way trying to mislead anyone. 

"Defendant Wilson's Oct. 29, 2013 statement explaining that EA 'worked more closely with Microsoft and Sony throughout the entire process' resulting in a 'launch slate of games that are the best transition games that I've ever seen come out of this company' is an inactionable opinion," she added, "as well as a vague statement of corporate optimism."

This is good news for EA, though this will not appeal investors nor fans of the franchise. For more news on EA, Battlefield and gaming news today stay tuned to The Jesters Court.

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