Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 8:16 AM by Guest
Recently, EA has claimed that the latest addition to the ever expanding Zynga family, The Ville, is a rip off of EA’s Sims Social game also available on the popular social networking site, Facebook.
General Manager of Maxis, Lucy Bradshaw has said “the similarities go well beyond any superficial resemblance. Zynga’s design choices, animations, visual arrangements and character motions and actions have been directly lifted from The Sims Social.” In response to this, General Counsel for Zynga Reggie Davis commented stating, “It’s unfortunate that EA thought that this was an appropriate response to our game, and clearly demonstrates a lack of understanding of basic copyright principles. It’s also ironic that EA brings this suit shortly after launching SimCity Social which bears an uncanny resemblance to Zynga’s CityVille game.”
Many arguments are going back and forth between these two companies. Two similar games or just not interested? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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