A US law firm is investigating the possibility of suing EA over the technical problems that have beset the launch of Battlefield 4.
Holzer Holzer & Fistel says that it “is investigating whether EA and/or certain of its officers complied with the federal securities laws” and that “the investigation focuses on statements issued during that time regarding the development and sales of the Company's Battlefield 4 video game and the game's impact on EA's revenue and projects moving forward”.
The firm is asking for shareholders who purchased stock between July 24th and December 4th to get in touch.
Effectively this means that it will access EA’s claims about the game and its likely financial achievements and measure that against the actual products and the events post-release.
If it concludes that EA was so far off the mark with its pre-release claims that it can argue that investors were mislead, a lawsuit is a very likely outcome.
Note that this sort of legal activity is hardly uncommon in America.