Payouts from the Electronic Arts settlement from the class-action lawsuit alleging the publisher created a monopoly on football video games have started to be mailed out, according to a report today from Polygon.
The settlement of $27 million was paid into a fund for players who owned games in each of the franchises from Jan. 1, 2005 until June 21, 2012.
Those who filed a verifiable claim by May 15 will receive payments of $20.37 for each game purchased for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, PC, or Xbox. Those who bought games for the PS3, Wii or Xbox 360 will get $5.85 per game.
However, in the settlement EA doesn’t admit any fault, saying the publisher “does not agree in all respects with Plaintiff’s characterizations” in regard to the legal complaint.
With the settlement, EA agreed to not sign exclusive rights licensing contracts with the Arena Football League or future NCAA Football games.
The Madden NFL series, however, won’t be affected in terms of exclusive rights, though that contract will be up this year.