Apple is denying that it paid publisher Electronic Arts to delay the release of the Android version of the game. The denial relates to a statement by EA executive Frank Gibeau that the iOS device-maker paid EA to delay the Android release of Plants vs Zombies 2. That statement was made in an internal company presentation by Gibeau, as reported by GiantBomb.
"Apple gave us a truckload of money to delay the Android version [of Plants vs Zombies 2]," Gibeau said during the presentation.
Plants vs Zombies 2 has enjoyed nearly 25 million downloads on iOS since its launch last month. The game will be released on Android devices in October.
EA and PopCap executives have declined to comment on this story.
An Apple spokesperson later told GiantBomb that Gibeau’s comment was not true and that no money ever exchanged hands.