Paul Iuzzolino 09/30/13
According to a spokesperson from the iPhone company, a rumor that Apple paid an enormous amount of money to make EA delay an Android version of Plants vs Zombies 2 is not a correct statement. The spokesperson told a Gamespot sister site called Giant Bomb yesterday that Apple did not pay Electronic Arts a "truckload" of money to delay free-to-play game Plants vs Zombies 2 on Android.1 Furthermore, the spokesperson said that no money was ever exchanged between the two companies. After Apple made their statement, Giant Bomb said yesterday that Apple made a payment for Plants vs Zombies 2 to be an iOS exclusive when the game is released. EA president Frank Gibeau, however, made a statement yesterday at a town hall meeting saying that Apple did in fact give them money to delay the Android version of Plants vs Zombies 2.2 This statement by Frank Gibeau was later verified to Giant Bomb by several sources who went to Gibeau's meeting. Giant Bomb then tried to get in touch with Popcap Games to confirm Frank Gibeau's statement, but a spokesperson from Popcap Games said this: “we can't comment on internal meetings.”3 Plants vs Zombies 2 just got released on iOS in July, and close to twenty-five million users have already downloaded it. According to Gibeau, the game can be downloaded on an Android platform in China, and is actually outselling the iOS version. Gibeau lastly stated that Plants vs Zombies 2 will be released on Android in about a month or two.