Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against EA Over Battlefield 4


maxresdefaultIf you’ve been following along at home for the past two months, you know that Battlefield 4 has been riddled with game-breaking glitches and bugs that still has many consumers demanding refunds for a game that has had more failures than successes this year. The problems are about to get even bigger for EA because a class action lawsuit has been filed against the company after an investigation was done on behalf of one of EA’s investors.

The basis of the lawsuit, according to Robbins, Geller, Rudman & Dowd LLP, is:

The complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants issued materially false and misleading statements highlighting the purported strength of the Company’s rollout of version 4 of its all-important Battlefield video game series, which had provided approximately 11% of its revenues in fiscal 2012.

The law firm also uses the terrible launch of the game on the Playstation 4 as another reason for the lawsuit.

The complaint further alleges that, on November 15, 2013, the day Sony released its new Play Station 4 (“PS4”) console, it was disclosed that players of Electronic Arts’ games were being subjected to multiple glitches and significant crashes when attempting to play Electronic Arts’ titles on PS4.

This isn’t the first time that EA has been hit by a class action lawsuit. One such suit forced the end of the popular NCAA football franchise, and the company has been sending out compensation checks for a violation of anti-trust laws from 2005-2012.

The full release about the suit filed against the company can be found here. In the meantime, EA continues to release patches to try and fix the game to actually allow players to enjoy the game that cost $60.

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  • BobGyro

    lmfao well now they need to do this against Microsoft and Activision

    • gabe nazrio

      why against microsoft and activision?

      • BobGyro

        For selling consumers unfinished sh!t like Call Of Duty Ghosts , and the Xbox One. Companies think these days that consumers can be charged to become beta testers…..when i pay 70-600 dollars i expect a finished product ready to go, not full of glitches and problems that get sorted out with periodic updates and excuses …

        • gabe nazrio

          well sony also had issues and the issues on both were not widespread if 100k out of 4 million are faulty its actually pretty decent a certain percentage of any new hardware is faulty and companies expect it which is why you have a damn warranty and as far as i know ghosts was finished…a shitty game but finished, honestly your claim are pretty biased based on assumptions that are for the most part either expected (with the hardware) or untrue (minor game glitches) the thing with EA and bf4 was because the game was literally broken to near unplayable on release and they showed their investors a “finished” product that worked exactly as intended which was false to what they put out thats where the lawsuit comes in, minor glitches and things are expected but with bf4 a good 70% of people had not only multiplayuer game breaking glitches but also couldnt keep saves without them corrupting or disappearing