The title says it all really: EA are suing Zynga, claiming that they’ve ripped off EA’s Facebook game, Sims Social, with their Facebook game, The Ville. Zynga being accused of being glorified rip-off merchants isn’t exactly the most groundbreaking claim, but this is the first time a company as brutally large and financially well-supported as EA has ever challenged them.
EA spells the case out in their press release, which says “the infringement of The Sims Social was unmistakable to those of us at Maxis as well as to players and the industry at large,” and “the copying was so comprehensive that the two games are, to an uninitiated observer, largely indistinguishable”. Stop beating around the bush EA, tell us what you really think!
Source: EA (thanks to PalZer0 for the tip)