EA and Dice literally can’t catch a break. Already having to deal with one lawsuit is enough, but now they are facing two. Robbins Geller & Dowd LLP has filed for legal action against EA charging that they have violated the Securities Exchange Act.
The firm claims that EA 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.” Also that EA’s stock rose based on positive statements from the publisher during August 2013 and allowed, ““certain of Electronic Arts’ senior executives to sell their Electronic Arts stock at artificially inflated prices.”
The PS4 version of Battlefield 4 was singled out thanks to suffering from, ““multiple glitches and significant crashes,” as well as, “bugs, connectivity issues, server limitations, and various other problems plaguing Battlefield 4.”
Robbins ends by stating that EA misled investors about the final product, which happened to be, ““riddled with bugs and multiple other problems, including downloadable content that allowed players access to more levels of the game, a myriad of connectivity issues, server limitations, lost data and repeated sudden crashes, among other things.”
EA and Dice have been continuously hammered by fans over the quality of the game since it launched originally on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. The game was nearly unplayable on PS4 and Xbox One when it launched. EA and Dice halted all expansions and future projects to work on fixing the broken game.