Ubisoft Files Lawsuit Google And Apple To Court Over Alleged Rainbow Six Siege Clone
French video game developer and publisher Ubisoft has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Google and Apple for allegedly ignoring the publisher’s request to remove Area F2 from their respective stores, a game that Ubisoft says is a “near carbon copy” of Rainbow Six Siege.
“R6S is among the most popular competitive multiplayer games in the world, and is among Ubisoft’s most valuable intellectual properties,” said Ubisoft in a complaint in a federal court in Los Angeles. “Virtually every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final scoring screen, and everything in between.”
“Ubisoft’s competitors are constantly looking for ways to piggyback on R6S’s popularity and to capture the attention, and money, of R6S players,” the French publisher added. According to the complaint, R6S has 55 million registered users with more than 3 million players playing the game everyday.
Area F2 is created Ejoy.com, a subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. According to Bloomberg, the game was first announced in the US in late 2019 and officially launched last month for mobile devices.
Google, Apple, and Alibaba have yet to comment on the lawsuit.
Check out the official Area F2 trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Ubisoft is suing Apple and Google over the distribution of Area F2, a mobile game from Ejoy.
Ubisoft says the game is a "near carbon copy" or Rainbow Six Siege. Ejoy is a gaming subsidiary under Alibaba, China's largest e-commerce / tech firm.
Here is a comparison of the two: pic.twitter.com/1Sgxky1gB4
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