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Electronics Arts has hit Zynga with a lawsuit accusing it of copying the design and game mechanics of “The Sims Social.”The lawsuit is filled with side-by-side comparisons of Zynga’s “The Ville” and EA’s “The Sims Social.”
After looking at EA’s evidence, we must say it appears as though Zynga did copy certain elements from “Sims Social.”
However, cloning games — called “fast-follows” in the industry — are expected. And while the games may look alike, it’s unclear if Zynga has committed copyright infringement, as EA accuses.
Still, this is the first time Zynga could end up in court against a large company of over a similar issue.