Ubisoft has filed a lawsuit against Apple and Google concerning copyright issues. In fact, the company’s complaint stems from an alleged Rainbow Six “rip-off” – a game called Area F2.
A recent report by Bloomberg uncovers further details about the situation. Area F2 is a creation of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.’s Ejoy.com. The game had become available for download on mobile devices last month. Ubisoft called the game a “near carbon copy” of Rainbow Six: Siege in the complaint filed in LA.
On the whole, according to the report, Ubisoft stated in the lawsuit:
“Rainbow Six: Siege is among the most popular competitive multiplayer games in the world, and is among Ubisoft’s most valuable intellectual properties. (…) Virtually every aspect of Area F2 is copied from Rainbow Six: Siege, 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 Rainbow Six: Siege’s popularity and to capture the attention, and money, of Rainbow Six players.”
Despite being notified of the complaint, Apple and Google have both refused to remove the game from the stores.
As of now, we do not have more information on the matter, but currently the situation seems unsettled.