EA's statement regarding stolen Warhammer 40,000 designs

The browser-based Command and Conquer Tiberium Alliances appears to have taken unit designs straight from the long-lived tabletop game, Warhammer 40,000. Click on the image on the left to enhance so you can see for yourself! 


Today EA released the following statement regarding the situation. 

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

EA later announced that they would not be using those tanks! It looks really suspicious, EA! What do you think? Let us know in the comments section!