The French publisher noted that both companies did not respond to the requirement to remove a copy of Rainbow Six Siege from their stores
Ubisoft sues Google and Apple over the game Area F2 (developed by Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.’s Ejoy.com), which, according to the French publisher, is a complete copy of Rainbow Six Siege. A Ubisoft spokesperson noted that both companies had previously been notified of the ban on Area F2, but they were ignored.
Ubisoft notes that the game copies absolutely all the elements of the Rainbow Six Siege, starting from the operator selection screen, the preparation phase for the battle, and ending with the interface elements and the statistics screen. Neither Apple, nor Google, nor Alibaba has yet commented on Ubisoft’s claim.
Below you can watch the gameplay Area F2. In the comments, users note that the game is indeed the perfect mobile version of Rainbow Six Siege.
Rainbow Six: Siege is one of the most popular competitive multiplayer games in the world and one of the most valuable intellectual property of Ubisoft. Almost every aspect of Area F2 is copied from Rainbow Six: Siege, starting with the character selection screen and ending with the final screen.
In this regard, the company previously notified Apple and Google that Area F2 infringed their copyrights, but the companies refused to remove the game from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. This ultimately led to Ubisoft suing Apple and Google.
At the moment, representatives of Google, Alibaba and Apple have not submitted comments on the lawsuit.