Ubisoft is legally miffed at Google and Apple. After pleas to both companies to remove a mobile game that looks an awful lot like Rainbow Six Siege went unheeded, the French publisher/developer is taking both Apple and Google to court.
The kerfuffle is focused on Area F2, a mobile game created by Ejoy.com, which is owned by Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce and tech firm. According to a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court this past Friday, Ubisoft believes that Area F2 is practically a carbon copy of their tactical FPS. “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,” reads part of the complaint. “Ubisoft’s competitors are constantly looking for ways to piggyback on R6S’s popularity and to capture the attention, and money, of R6S players.”
Both Apple and Google have declined to comment, while the devs of Area F2 have reportedly claimed that their game was in development for two years and does not infringe upon Ubisoft’s copyright. Ubisoft has also responded to reuqests for comment, saying, “While we are not able to comment on pending litigation, we can confirm that Ubisoft is committed to protecting its intellectual property.”
A video has put together some side-by-side comparisons of various events and elements of both games in action. You can judge for yourself by watching the embedded video below.