Ubisoft is one of the biggest game developers and publishers worldwide. One of their hit games is Rainbow Six Siege, a tactical first-person shooter. The game launched in 2015 but it’s still getting new updates and expansions. Lately, the French company sued Google and Apple for selling and featuring a “near carbon copy” of Rainbow Six Siege. The game Ubisoft is talking about it Area 2F which launched globally recently on Google Play and the App Store.
Ubisoft goes to court
According to Bloomberg, Ubisoft insists that both games are so similar they cannot “seriously be disputed”. Also, the company said that “competitors are constantly looking for ways to piggyback on R6S’s popularity and to capture the attention, and money, of R6S players”. Furthermore, Ubisoft said the following in the filing:
R6S is among the most popular competitive multiplayer games in the world, and is among Ubisoft’s most valuable intellectual properties. Virtually, every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final scoring screen, and everything in between.
If we look at both games, we will see that Ubisoft is right with its lawsuit decision. Chinese tech titan Alibaba owns Qookka Games studio, which is behind the game’s development. Right now, the company has 4/5 stars review on Google Play by more than 81 thousand users. Also, neither Google nor Apple responded to request for comment from Bloomberg, nor has Area F2’s developer, Alibaba.
Keep your eyes on Mobidictum
Right now, we are waiting for an answer from Apple and Google about this lawsuit. We’ll be sure to update you here, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, it’s worth mentioning that a lot of reviews on Area F2 are saying that it’s a “bad clone” of Rainbow Six Siege.