Ubisoft files lawsuit against Google and Apple, accusing the companies of selling a “real carbon copy” of Rainbow Six: Siege (R6S), one of their most popular multiplayer games with more than 55 million registered players.
According to Bloomberg, Ubisoft states that “Area F2,” created by Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.’s Ejoy.com, is a near carbon copy of Rainbow Six: Siege and that can’t be “seriously be disputed.” Filing the complaint on Friday 15th May in Los Angeles, Ubisoft claims that Ejoy even used misleadingly similar marketing materials designed to look like those used by R6S, including materials featuring the same colour scheme and perspective as those for R6S.
The French company says that “Virtually every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final scoring screen, and everything in between.”
Ubisoft states that they notified Google and Apple to remove AF2 from Google Play and App Store because of copyright infringement but they have rejected the request.
UPDATE: Area 52 Has Been Removed
Ejoy has published a blog post and announced the service closure. It said they’re working on improvements to offer a smooth experience.
Thank you for your support of Area F2. We are carrying out improvements to Area F2 in order to deliver a better experience to players. Thus, we will terminate the service of the current version at 12:00 PM on 20 May 2020 (GMT+0).Service Closure Announcement by Ejoy