It’s been revealed that Ubisoft is taking legal action against both Apple and Google over mobile game, Area F2. The game, which comes from developer Alibaba, is allegedly a “near carbon copy” of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, and is currently up for sale on both the iOS and Android app stores.
The news comes from Bloomberg, where it’s being reported that Ubisoft is suing both Apple and Google, claiming that Area F2 infringes on the copyright of its Rainbow Six Siege IP. According to the publication, both of the accused parties have refused to remove the game from their storefronts.
Ubisoft has reportedly claimed that Area F2 and Siege’s similarities are too close to be “seriously disputed,” adding that “Ubisoft’s competitors are constantly looking for ways to piggyback on R6S’s popularity and to capture the attention, and money, of R6S players.”
“R6S is among the most popular competitive multiplayer games in the world, and is among Ubisoft’s most valuable intellectual properties,” Ubisoft said.
“Virtually every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final scoring screen, and everything in between.”
Area F2’s official description reads as follows: “In Area F2, the first Close-Quarters Battle (AKA CQB) shooting game on mobile, players fight over ultra-realistic environments as attacker and defender, playing as one of a wide selection of agents, each with own their special ability. All roofs and walls can be reinforced or destroyed, challenging players’ skills and tactics as every wall may become a potential entry point.”
The comparison between the mobile game and the Ubisoft title has already been a topic of discussion online, with many people dubbing AF2 as “Rainbow Six Siege for mobile.”
At the time of writing, an official statement is yet to be made by any of the parties involved.
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