But head of EA Labels Frank Gibeau was apparently quoted in an internal meeting

Apple rubbishes claims it paid EA “truckloads of money” to delay PVZ2 launch on Android

Apple has rejected claims that it paid EA money to delay the launch of its Plants vs Zombies 2 app game on Android devices. UPDATE: EA says the quote was "taken out of context".

According to Giant Bomb, Frank Gibeau, head of EA Labels, apparently said during an internal town hall meeting: "Apple gave us a truckload of money to delay the Androidversion [of Plants vs Zombies 2]."

However, an Apple spokesperson described the story as "not true" and said that no money was exchanged.

In a statement sent to PCR, an EA spokesperson said: "A comment from an internal meeting taken out of context has created an unfortunate misunderstanding. Reports of a paid relationship between Apple and EA are factually inaccurate, and we apologise for any confusion.”

It could be that Apple and EA had previously struck a marketing deal around the game, and it looks like Gibeau’s choice of words wrongly implies otherwise.

Excluding China, up until now Plants vs Zombies 2 has only been available on iOS devices and will launch on Android at a later date.

The PopCap-developed game has been downloaded more than 25 million times worldwie to date.

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