EA VS Zynga Lawsuit
EA is planning on suing their rival Zynga for making a rip-off to one of EA’s Sims video games. It’s said that this is going to be one of those cases that will go on for years because there are so many legalities and loopholes to get through. The lawsuit is over the game The Ville developed by Zynga and while it has a ton of similarities to The Sims Social, it is not a copy of the game.
This dispute is similar to so many out there that have been there for several years. According to www.gamesindustry.biz “Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, who is also an attorney, notes that many of EA’s claims ‘have a ring of truth, while other appear harmless’ and ultimately he sees the case lasting for a few years at least.”
The fact that EA is getting so upset about some side game that is not even going to compare to anything with the word Sims stamped on the front of it seems a little ridiculous to say the least. It does seem like an opportunity to take a very big stab at a rival developer; does it really have to be about a game like this? If this is the case, EA should be suing Activision and Infinity Ward for making the Call of Duty games off of the original Medal of Honor design. In the end, this will end up being a grudge that makes the developers despise each other even more.