Electronic Arts sues Zynga over new game similar to 'Sims' games

Zynga made a name for itself by developing games for Facebook, but a lawsuit from Electronic Arts accuses the FarmVille maker of acting less than friendly.

Zynga's new game The Ville is a "blatant mimicry" of EA's The Sims Social game, EA's suit alleges.
EA filed the copyright infringement suit Friday on behalf of its Maxis Label, which created The Sims Social.

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WeskerChildReborned2269d ago

I hate when mobile game companys copy other companies.

iamnsuperman2269d ago (Edited 2269d ago )

EA have a point but so does Zynga. It isn't like this game is out of the blue as they have been doing similar games for a while now.

I love this quote (from another article) "It’s also ironic that EA brings this suit shortly after launching SimCity Social, which bears an uncanny resemblance to Zynga’s CityVille game. Nonetheless, we plan to defend our rights to the fullest extent possible and intend to win with players"

Interesting to see how this one turns out

ScubbaSteve2268d ago

I hope they both lose... if that's possible.

brish2268d ago


Yeah, it's just awful that EA is trying to turn their entire line up of games into Call of Duty!

You were talking about EA ripping off other games right? /s

fei-hung2268d ago

I think EA done Medal of Honour 1st before Call of Duty and it can be argued that Call of Duty is a copy of Medal of Honour.

majiebeast2269d ago (Edited 2269d ago )

Okay picking a side in this is gonna be very difficult for me they both have shitty business ethics.

ChunkyLover532269d ago

I can think of games that were much more "inspired" by games than this one is, if successful, we might see similar lawsuits in the future.

Krimmson2269d ago

I wonder, has EA sued the creators of the Playboy game by any chance?

Grap2268d ago

there is playboy game? i feel dumb to not know that.

HammadTheBeast2269d ago

Seems like Zynga is in..... Trouble Town!

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