Ubisoft Sues Apple And Google For Rainbow Six Siege Clone
Ubisoft has had many iconic franchises under their library, but none seemed as varied and dynamic as their Tom Clancy-branded franchises. One of the most popular has been Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege as the online multiplayer game has been around since 2015. With next-gen versions of the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X confirmed, it seems to have no signs of slowing down any time soon. However, success like this does not often come without imitators looking to cash in on this notoriety. Such is the case with a Rainbow Six Siege clone that recently appeared on app stores, prompting Ubisoft to file a lawsuit against Apple and Google.
As reported by Bloomberg, Ubisoft has now filed a lawsuit against Apple and Google for allowing a Rainbow Six Siege clone to be sold on their digital storefronts. Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.’s Ejoy.com released the game Area F2 for mobile platforms last month, with promotional art that looks quite similar to the art used for the Tom Clancy game. Ubisoft has now issued a response, saying the title is a “carbon copy” of Rainbow Six Siege:
R6S is among the most popular competitive multiplayer games in the world, and is among Ubisoft’s most valuable intellectual properties. Virtually every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final scoring screen, and everything in between.”
Ubisoft also cited how their competitors often seek to “piggyback on R6S’s popularity” and steal attention away from their game. As of writing, Google, Apple, and Alibaba have yet to comment on this lawsuit, but it should be noted that lawsuits regarding video game rip-offs are quite common. Such litigation is usually made by companies to defend legal ownership of copyrights and avoid forfeiting them to the public domain, per federal law. It would not be surprising to see this suit over the Rainbow Six Siege clone be settled out of court, but nonetheless, it is bootleggers like this that are a bigger threat to Tom Clancy than anyone in the “White Masks.”
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