Well, April Fools day has come and passed. As per usual there was a slew of videogame related April Fools day jokes with some particularly genius announcements. We were actually disappointed that a few of these WERE actually April Fools day jokes.
However, EA‘s Frostbite PR company took things a bit too far over on twitter with their aggressive “jokes” about Nintendo‘s Wii-U platform. The tweets have since been removed but they were as follows:
“Good news, we have finally fixed and optimized our ‘netcode’. Uses quantum entanglement for Zero Latency connections. Exclusively on #WiiU.”
“Frostbite will power #HalfLife 3, coming out summer 2014! #WiiU exclusive.”
“Frostbite now runs on the #WiiU since it is the most powerful Gen4 platform, our renderer is now optomized for Mario and Zelda.”
Although haters may have gained a chuckle or two, EA‘s Chief Operating Officer Peter Moore did not see the funny side. On his Twitter account, Moore apologized for Frostbites tweets and called them “Unacceptable” and “Stupid”.
— Peter Moore (@petermooreEA) April 1, 2014
What do you think? A bit of a harmless joke? Or was it good form of Moore to publicly apologise for the tweets?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.