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Ubisoft Sues Two Big Companies Over A Rainbow Six: Siege Clone! [VIDEO]

And the French company wants to take big names to the court…

Lawsuits in the gaming industry are common (just think of Star Citizen and Squadron 42 devs Cloud Imperium Games’ case with Crytek), but to see Ubisoft take none other than Apple and Google to the court… well, let’s just say that is an unusual sight…

Bloomberg reports that Ubisoft has filed a lawsuit versus Google and Apple over a game called Area F2. (We have never heard of that…) This game was called a „near carbon copy” by Ubisoft. It’s developed by a subsidiary of Alibaba called Ejoy. (Oh, so it’s a Chinese rip-off. Perhaps that’s why!)

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,” Ubisoft says.

Bloomberg has confirmed that Apple and Google both refused to remove Area F2 from their respective app stores (Google Play, Apple App Store), even though they received a copyright infringement notification by Ubisoft. (Probably both companies get money off of the game; Rainbow Six: Siege doesn’t have a mobile version. Instead, the game is heading to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, while it’s available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.)

It’s going to end badly. Ubisoft (who plans to acquire more studios) might lose this case, as Apple and Google both have money to hire the best lawyers… even though the French company might have a point here.

Source: VG247

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