Norweigan press accuses EA of Battlefield 3 review diddling

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 06:59 GMT By Brenna Hillier

EA’s Norwegian arm has been implicated in a review score scandal, accused of witholding review copies from publications likely to give lower scores.

According to a report from Norway’s NRK news service, translated by fansite BF3Blog, “a number” of media outlets including and GameReactor have been denied a review copy.

EA is also said to have issued outlets with a survey testing potential reviewers experience with shooters, the Battlefield 3 beta, and Call of Duty, although it’s not clear whether review copies were witheld as a result of these questionnaires.

Oliver Sveen, EA Norway marketing manager, apparently issued an apology, commenting that the survey was a mistake and would not be repeated.

Battlefield 3 releases on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next week.

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