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EA: “Accidental exposure of concept art,” blamed for similarities between C&C tank and Warhammer 40K

Friday, 13th April 2012 21:17 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA has said the reason some concept art for a tank in Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances looked so similar if not identical to Games Workshop’s tank in Warhammer 40,000 was due to “an accidental exposure of concept art.”

According to a statement given to Gamespot:

“Games Workshop and EA are aware of the IP issues around the artwork in question, which have now been resolved,” an EA representative said.

“The artwork was internal EA concept art that was unintentionally released publicly. No Warhammer 40,000 tanks have ever made an appearance in Command and Conquer: Tiberium Alliances, and never will. Games Workshop and EA continue to have a strong relationship working together on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and the new free to play game Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes which just entered open beta.”

Yesterday, Reddit users Bro-jangles and corevirus posted shots showing the similarities between the Grinder and Bombard tanks featured in promotional art for Tiberium Alliance and the Ork Bonecruncha and Imperial Guard Baneblade vehicles.

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  1. Uncontested

    Hand caught in the cookie jar.. only thing that would have made it better is if they had kept their mouths shut and let them release the game WITH those tanks actually in it.. instead now they had plausible deny-ability and say it was only ‘concept art’

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dannybuoy

    Man walks into hospital with a vacuume cleaner attached to his penis. Nurse: How did that happen? Man: I was walking past, my trousers fell down, I slipped and this happened… We all know that’s a load of rubbish.

    #2 2 years ago