EA resolves "IP issues" with Games Workshop over Command and Conquer tanks

Concept art was "unintentionally released".

EA and Games Workshop have resolved their "IP issue" after tanks in Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances were accused of being carbon copies of tanks in Warhammer 40k.

Last week the Forgotten Grinder Tank and the Forgotten Bombard Tank were compared to Warhammer 40k's Ork Bonecruncha and Baneblade in images that showed remarkable similarities between the models.

Today EA said the images of its tanks were internal concept art and never intended for proper release.

"Games Workshop and EA are aware of the IP issues around the artwork in question, which have now been resolved," EA said in a statement. "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."

Tiberium Alliances is a free-to-play browser-based real-time strategy Command & Conquer game developed by German studio EA Phenomic and currently in open beta.

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