Tearing off the key elements of a game and distributing it under a different name is common in the world of mobile games, but Ubisoft isn't too happy about it. The French video game giant has sued both Apple and Google for allowing the distribution of a game that is an "almost copy" of its successful shooter game Rainbow Six Siege.
The rip-off game in question is Area F2, developed by Qookka Games and owned by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, reports Bloomberg . In his complaint filed with a federal court in Los Angeles, Ubisoft claims that "virtually every aspect of AF2 is copied from R6S, from the operator selection screen to the final evaluation screen and everything in between."
Ubisoft continues the similarities between Rainbow Six Siege and Area F2 are so scary that it cannot "be seriously contested". According to reports, Ubisoft has informed Google and Apple that Area F2 violates copyright laws, but the two companies are unwilling to remove the game from the Play Store or App Store.