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Ubisoft sues Apple, Google of selling ‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ ripoff

Another day, another lawsuit. Ubisoft Entertainment has sued Apple and Google, accusing the companies of selling a ripoff of its popular video game “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege,” reports Bloomberg.

Area F2, created by Alibaba Group Holdings’ 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. It says it’s notified Apple and Google that Area F2 is infringing its copyrights but the companies have refused to remove the game from the Google Play and Apple App stores.

Here’s how the game (free, but with in-app purchases) is described: “n Area F2, the first CQB (Close-Quarters Battle) mobile FPS, players fight over ultra-realistic environments as attacker and defender, playing as one of a wide selection of agents, each with their own special ability. All roofs and walls can be reinforced or destroyed, challenging players’ skills and tactics as every wall may become a potential entry point.”

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.