If 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.