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