A few days ago it came to our attention that Ubisoft was suing Apple and Google over the Rainbow Six Siege clone on mobile devices, Area F2. According to Ubisoft, “every aspect of AF2 is copied from our game, from the operator selection to final scoring screen”. And with the recent official announcements, it seems Ubisoft won the lawsuit and successfully able to stop the operations of Qooka games as the developers have announced that Area F2 game services will be shutting down from May 20. The developers of Area F2, Qooka is a subsidiary of Ejoy.com, which is owned by the Chinese giant Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd.
Official announcement regarding the termination of Area F2
The announcement is recently made on the official Area F2 discord server. Here’s what they have said,
What about the in-app purchases?
As the game was already very popular within a short period of time, many players made a lot of in-app purchases. Players can apply for refunds after the termination of game services on May 20. Luckily, the ios players will be able to get the refunds easily while the Android users may face a little problem because of the Google Play policies.
All the ios players who made transactions can apply for a refund via the platform. All the applications will be accepted as per the iOS store return policy. However, for Android, the players will only get the refund if the transaction was made less than 48 hours ago.
Players can reach out to Area F2’s Support team via Helpshift through the game client or their official website. Players can also reach out to the developers directly by this email firstname.lastname@example.org
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