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Rainbow Six Siege clone Area F2 shutting down

Published: 09:38, 20 May 2020
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Ubisoft's recent lawsuit may be over before it properly began as the developer of Area F2, the alleged Rainbow Six Siege clone, announced they're pulling the game for a major rework.

Note that Ubisoft's lawsuit wasn't aimed at Area F2 developer, but rather Apple and Google , who refused to take the game down off of their respective stores. 

We're not exactly sure what this will mean for the aforementioned lawsuit, but developer Qookka Games apparently decided to take the first step and terminate the game.

As reported by Gaming On Phone, Qookka posted a lengthy announcement on their Discord channel, where they wrote the following:

"Thank you for your support of Area F2. We are carrying out improvements to Area F2 in order to deliver a better experience to players. Thus, we will terminate the service of the current version at 12:00 PM on 20 May 2020 (GMT+0)."

They also said how they're delighted with the response by players, streamers and reviewers, but that their decision is a result of several things, including steep learning curve and lacklustre UI. 

"As game developers, we are not willing to accept an experience that we cannot deliver smoothly to as many players as we can. It is our responsibility to solve this issue, and extensive discussion has shown that this is an issue that requires large-scale, in-depth adjustments, perhaps even a complete overhaul of the design to achieve the mission of bringing CQB to as many players as we can on mobile devices."

Area F2's developer doesn't mention the lawsuit, and insists that it's about the game itself. If you're one of the unlucky ones to buy microtransactions, you can apply for refunds with the dev.

Thanks, Gaming on Phone .

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