Ubisoft, the developer of the famous tactical shooter video game Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege has sued both Apple and Google over an app that claims to the “near carbon copy” of the PC game.
Area F2 was created by Ejoy.com which is owned by the Chinese corporation Alibaba. The company acquired Ejoy.com in 2017 to expand into the mobile gaming scenario. Ejoy started promoting Area F2 in the United States last year on various social media platforms, and the game became available for download in April.
Ubisoft Entertainment SA sued Apple Inc. and Google LLC, accusing the companies of selling a ripoff of its popular video game “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege. 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,” Ubisoft said in a complaint filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles.
Till date Rainbow Six Siege has more than 55 million registered players and an active user base of 3 million players each day. The game also lets the players compete in various tournaments and win a large number of prizes. According to the reports, Rainbow Six Siege is the most profitable game developed by Ubisoft.
The lawsuit also stated that “Area F2 allegedly copies the Rainbow Six Siege interface, operator selection screen, and the final scoreboard.” Area F2 is offered by Qookka Games in App Store and Play Store with more than 5M downloads alone in Play store and over 75,000 reviews.
It is very interesting to see that the game is listed by Qookka games but the lawsuit was filed against Apple and Google for selling Rainbow Six Siege clone.