A few days ago some screenshots appeared online that were from an Alpha Trial version of Battlefield 3 well it appears that Dice are really not happy about them getting out.
A forum post from Guru3D reads;
“The screens where taken by a journalist who sadly is part of the CoD vs BF hate fest (this one being a CoD fanboy). He set the resolution low as well as the graphics then initiated negative comments in the ingame chat (as seen in one of the screens) to try and “prove” that CoD is the superior title. Dice/EA have contacted the idiot who forgot to remove his ID from a screen with the APC and he is being threatened with a 175k lawsuit. All in all, yet another sad day in the never ending abortion that is fanboys arguing with each other.”
A moderator on the Battlefield 3 UK forums stated;
“If you sign an NDA its as good as a contract and Just as enforceable in any court. Its called “non-disclosure agreement” for a reason. There was the threat of penalties and Im glad to see them take the hardline against breaking an NDA no matter who it was.”
It is unknown at the moment just how much truth is behind this as I feel $175,000 is a little steep, neither EA or Dice have given any comment on the matter so far.