My Games
New Games
Top Games

EA No Longer Intends to Pay Rights to Use Real Guns in Their Games

Posted on May 8, 2013 AT 10:31am

Electronic Arts will no longer pay for the rights to use real weapons in their games, president of Labels Frank Gibeau told Reuters.

“We’re telling a story and we have a point of view,” Gibeau told Rueters. “A book doesn’t pay for saying the word ‘Colt,’ for example.”

Rough translation? EA thinks that it’s unconstitutional—that paying for the rights to use real guns in games flies in the face of free speech.

To be clear, EA isn’t going to stop using real weapons in their games. they aren’t going to create fake brands that are similar to but not quite Heckler & Koch or Beretta—they’re simply taking a stance and refusing to pay for the rights.

Good for them? Expect more on this to rear its head sooner than later.

Source: Reutgers

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern) before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. You can follow his rants about storytelling on Twitter @manadrive.[Meet the rest of the crew]

Partner Pages


8840 Wilshire Blvd.,
Third Floor,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

© 2014 EGM Media LLC. All rights reserved. Trademarks belong to their respective owners.
Website Interface © 2012 EGM Digital Media, LLC.