Rainbow Six Siege had to deal with an alleged copycat version of the game floating around on Apple and Google’s apps stores. However, this supposed rip-off of Ubisoft’s game, called Area F2, is no longer available on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. This after Ubisoft sued both companies, claiming copyright infringement.
Rainbow Six Siege’s Copycat Taken Down From App Stores
In a post on Area F2’s official website, they gave the following statement regarding the game’s removal from both stores:
“We are carrying out improvements to Area F2 in order to deliver a better experience to players. Thus, we will terminate the service of the current version at 12:00 PM on 20 May 2020 (GMT+0).
We are thrilled at the number of downloads that Area F2 has received since its launch, making it into the top 3 of App Store free-to-play game rankings in some regions. Many players have joined our community and provided valued feedback.”
Ubisoft Originally Sued Apple And Google Alleging Copyright Infringement
Interestingly enough, this post doesn’t make any mention of Ubisoft’s lawsuit against Apple and Google. In a separate post, Ejoy, who made Area F2, detailed a refund process for players who had purchased in-game items.
Ubisoft had originally sued Apple and Google in an attempt to get this game removed from their respective app stores. In a statement to Polygon, they said the following:
“Ubisoft teams have poured years of creativity, resources and talent into making Rainbow Six Siege the success that it is today, and we are committed to protecting our intellectual property. We filed a complaint in the US this past weekend against Ejoy (also known as Qookka Games) concerning a game that severely infringes upon our copyright.”
Ubisoft Is Working On A Sequel To Rainbow Six Siege
Rainbow Six Siege originally came out for PC, PS4 and Xbox One all the way back in 2015. The game endured a rocky start. However, frequent updates have made it a mainstay in the competitive gaming circles.
The game is also getting a sequel, titled Rainbow Six Quarantine. We don’t know when it’ll come out since Ubisoft has pushed back the release schedules for all of their games. Until then, they’ll be glad that Rainbow Six Siege is the only game of its kind out on the market.