Ubisoft sues Google and Apple for allowing the sale on their Area F2 online store, game for smartphones and tablets considered by French software as a clone of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege, the well-known tactical shooter that will also land on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
The mobile title developed by Ejoy and Alibaba's Qookka Games, according to Ubisoft is "an obvious spotting"from the popular Rainbow Six Siege from which it borrows every aspect:"from the operator selection screen to the final score screen and all the rest".
For the French software house it is therefore copyright infringement and, according to information disclosed by Bloombergdespite several reminders, Google and Apple refused to remove Area F2 from their stores.
At the moment it is not yet known how the affair will end as the complaint was filed last Friday at the federal court in Los Angeles and the three interesting companies have not yet released comments of any kind.
Ubisoft however did not specify the reasons why it decided to sue Google and Apple instead of the developers of Area F2, although presumably winning a copyright infringement case against a China-based company would be more difficult and articulate. The simplest way therefore seems to be "force" the two giants of the mobile sector to eliminate the offending game from their respective stores.