Apple, the fourth company in the Fortune list 500 has gotten into a legal problem no more and no less than against one of the companies most recognized video game developers. Well, in the App Store you will find Area F2, a game that apparently copies a lot of one of the most recognized installments of Ubisoft.
The Rainbow Six: Siege video game created by Ubisoft in 2015 and which is available for consoles and PC is one of the most popular games in the Tom Clancy´s saga . It stands out for being a first-person tactic video game, with visual and gameplay details that have enchanted the more than 19 Millions of players you have registered worldwide .
Until now R6S was not available for mobile phones, but Qooka Games owned by Alibaba´s Ejoy promoted since the end of last year a new game for Android and iOS named Area F2 that surprisingly shows a lot of similarity in R6S, for which Ubisoft has come out to claim a violation of copyright of his game.
Lawsuit against Apple and Google
Ubisoft filed a lawsuit in federal court in Los Angeles against partner companies against COVID – 19, Apple and Google. The creator of great installments in the gamer world is claiming that the Area F2 game is a “copy” of R6S and both companies keep it in their app stores .
Ubisoft said that its competitors are looking for ways to take advantage of this video game to gain the attention and money of their own players.
“R6S is among the most popular competitive multiplayer games in the world and is among Ubisoft’s most valuable intellectual properties” said the company. “Virtually every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final score screen, and everything in between.
The company Ubisoft mentioned that despite the copyright infringement notifications issued to the other companies, Apple and Google, none of these has decided to remove the game from their app stores , which led him to act legally.
It is not yet known where this story could end, since there has been no statement by Google or Apple, or the developer of the game. What is a fact is that there are various comments in the reviews of these app stores that mention and note the similarity between both games , avoiding the reactions of Users who keep repeating: “It’s a copy of R6!”