The publisher has allegedly sued Apple and Google for selling Area F2, a game it claims is a “near carbon copy” of Rainbow Six: Siege meant to “piggyback” on Ubisoft’s success. The mobile title from Alibaba’s Ejoy and Qookka Games allegedly borrows “virtually every aspect” of Ubisoft’s character-driven team shooter, right down to the interface layout. Drones, destructible walls and rappelling down walls are also staples of both games.
Ubisoft had alerted Apple and Google to the reported copyright violations, but both had so far refused to pull Area F2 from their respective app stores.
A successful lawsuit forcing Apple and Google to take down Area F2 would deprive the game’s creator of at least some revenue, despite it still being a successful sell through third-party stores.