Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege has revealed itself to be a mainstay as one of the most popular multiplayer games around the world. And of course, as the mobile market has proved countless of times before, they’re going to copy the formula. But this time around, Ubisoft isn’t playing around and have no filed a lawsuit against both Apple and Google for selling a ripoff of one of their most popular games ‘Rainbow Six Siege’.
First reported by Bloomberg, the game in question is Area F2, a multiplayer tactical shooter created by Chinese corporation Alibaba and their site Ejoy. Ubisoft goes on to mention in the suit that Area F2 copies virtually every aspect of R6S including “operator selection screen to the final scoring screen, and everything in between.”
The starkest difference between them of course would be Area F2 being on mobile, while Rainbow Six Siege is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. But still, a one-for-one copy is a bit over the top, even for China’s standards. When you think about how PUBG was effortlessly cloned on mobile, even before PUBG Mobile made its way to the platform, it makes sense. It was inevitable that the Rainbow Six Siege formula was copied on mobile, and here’s the result.
Ubisoft also mentions that they’ve notified Apple and Google that Area F2 infringed on copyrights, but were ‘refused’ by both to remove the game.