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    French gaming company Ubisoft filed a lawsuit last Friday against Google and Apple for selling Area F2, which it claims to be a clone of its hit title Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege. The news come from a Bloomberg report, which quotes Ubisoft as saying that “virtually every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final scoring screen, and everything in between.” You can spot the similarities by yourself in the gameplay video below from the official Area F2 YouTube channel:


    Area F2 was developed by Ejoy.com, which e-commerce giant Alibaba acquired in 2017. However, Ubisoft is suing Google and Apple for hosting the game on their storefronts as filing a copyright infringement claim against Ejoy.com could be more challenging as the company is located in China. Pulling it from Google Play and the Apple Store would thus deprive Area F2’s developer from significant revenue but the game could still be side-loaded.

    UPDATE:

    Speaking to Kotaku, Ubisoft has confirmed that it is dropping the lawsuit against Apple and Google following Ejoy's termination of Area F2.

    :arrow: SOURCE, UPDATE
     
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  3. eriol33

    eriol33 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    huh, I thought every shooter game is basically the same
     
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  4. HylianBran

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    Isn't every game a rip-off of this? Like, a lot of games have guns. COD has guns. Batman has guns. Zombi for Wii U has guns. Sonic Adventure has guns. Some games even have jumping. You can jump in Mario. You can jump in GTA. You can jump in Shrek SuperSlam. Other games are ripping it off by using the Internet, like, like, porn games on Newgrounds, or, or, there is even the internet in Sonic in a Car 3! Hell, this game even has graphics! I can list off 5 (or so) other games with graphics!
     
  5. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    ubisoft why bother it's a mobile game - 9 out of 10 players will uninstall it within 10 minutes :lol:
     
  6. XDel

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    No, just the military types. ;)
     
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    spidermans pointing at each other
     
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    I guess that's fair, they look pretty darn similar.
     
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    There are tons of Knock offs on the app and playstore. Why specifically this one?
     
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    i never heard of area f2 until this law suit. Essentially ubisoft themselves is drawing people’s attention to it by way of the law suit. i doubt many would of heard about it until now. There are s great many clone indie games of each other on steam, mobile and the switch. Why specifically go after this chinaware one?
     
  11. Prans

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    they might want to make a statement, leading to other copycats to be more careful or even take their apps down for fear of copyright claims. and if this lawsuit is successful, they might after others and other companies might follow suit.
     
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    in the super-corporate, ultra-capitalist hellhole we all live in, imitation is no longer the sincerest form of flattery but is an opportunity to destroy the livelihoods of the people who admire your work
     
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    I hadn't heard of it either, but then it's not my kind of game. Lots of people did hear about it though.



    It will be interesting to see how the court sees it.
     
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    i've only periodically seen snippets of R6S and yeah, i can say that this definitely seems like a straight clone

    the menus look the same, the UI looks the same, the smaller mechanics like rope climbing and setting up barriers on doors/windows looks the same, the maps look like straight low poly clones for the most part of the real game but with chinesium level design
    Ubisoft is in the right on this one

    and to those numbnuts that say aLl FpS GaMeS aRe ThE SaMe, the fuck? that's like saying mario is the exact same thing to castlevania
     
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    who cares are military shooters are SHIT
     
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    this is a tactical shooter, not military, that's like saying the FBI is military, think cs:go but better
     
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    A Chinese company infringing on copyright... Doesn't surprise me one bit :rolleyes:
     
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    After watching the comparison, that is pretty blatant! :lol: Good ole Chinese devs ehh...
    Don't see this one going to court, coverage like this will probably nudge Google/Apple into pulling it (I believe they weren't interested before when Ubisoft asked)
    Fair do's if you ask me, looking at how much a copycat this is.
     
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    A Chinese knock off on the appstore, who would've thought that. They will probably reskin the characters and sell it again if it gets pulled. I don't really care, nobody in their right mind buys games on the appstore anyways.

    Am I the only one who really misses Redstorm's old Rainbow Six games where you could spend hours laying out different routes in the pre mission planning stage? Those where the times...
     
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    I am pretty sure companies have tried something like this before in the past and lost.
     
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