By getting Area F2 taken off the App Store and Google Play, they would at least be able to limit the number of people playing a free clone of Rainbow Six on their phones.
Everything from the tactical superhero character designs and map visuals to entire swathes of the UI design (scoreboards, character selection and victory screens) seem lifted wholesale out of Ubisoft’s shooter.
By their reckoning, Ubisoft claim the aggressive similarities between their shooter and mobile FPS Area F2 cannot “seriously be disputed.”
As reported by Bloomberg (mind the paywall), Ubisoft are suing both mobile storefronts in an attempt to get the “near carbon copy” of Rainbow Six Siege delisted.
This week, the French publishers filed a lawsuit against Google and Apple, demanding Area F2 – an alleged clone of Rainbow Six Siege – be removed from their respective mobile shelves.