The fact that there are more or less brazen clones in mobile games is nothing new. Now it seems that Rainbow Six has won and Ubisoft is not happy.
Specifically, it is about the area F2 mobile shooter, which the Ubisoft boys and girls are angry with. According to Ubisoft, Area F2 copies pretty much every aspect of Ubisoft's hugely successful flagship shooter, so the publisher was forced to ask Apple and Google to remove the game from Appstore and GooglePlay.
“Virtually every aspect of Area F2 is copied from Rainbow Six: Siege, from the operator selection screen to the final scoring screen, and everything in between.”
Apple and Google have so far been little disturbed by the indicated copyright infringement and have left Area F2, which is being developed by an Alibaba branch, unaffected and without comment in the stores. This has apparently prompted Ubisoft to file a lawsuit against the two industry giants so that the Rainbow Six Ripoff can now be removed.
It's no surprise that Ubisoft is sensitive to Rainbow Six: Siege. According to the last financial report, the shooter is still very successful a few years after its release and has meanwhile registered over 60 million registered players, not least because of the constantly added new content. It remains to be seen whether the publisher will get away with the lawsuit.