Blizzard sues chinese ‘overwatch’ clone called ‘heroes of warfare’: how similar are they?

     

Overwatchis one of Blizzard"s cash cows, especially with over 30 million reported players across PC và consoles. It"s hard not to lớn lượt thích the team-based multiplayer first-person shooter — it"s got action, complex maps, energy, playfulness, & sophisticated character designs to top it all off.

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Blizzard Sues "Heroes Of Warfare"

Blizzard, along with NetEase, the game"s Chinese operator, are suing 4399EN GAME for making Heroes of Warfare, a multiplayer online battle aremãng cầu title that"s also a blatant Overwatchclone.


Needless to say thatHeroes of Warfarelooks startlingly similar lớn Overwatchbut with the graphics settings turned all the way down, as trò chơi Rant putsit.

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Similarities Between "Overwatch" And "Heroes Of Warfare"

Here"s why: Part of the game"s character roster is a purple-themed xạ thủ woman similar lớn Widowmaker; an energy shield-wielding anime verison of Reinhardt; a girl version of Lucio; và a Solider: 76 clone but with pink hair. The characters designs share a similarity with Hero Mission, another blatant Overwatchclone from China that caused controversy earlier this year.

But the similarities go beyond character designs, as Heroes of Warfarealso includes maps that appear to lớn be directly based off locations in Overwatch, such as Iltiện ích ios Well, Numbani, Nepal, và Hanamura. The game also ends with medal cards, và its tooltips are using the fonts found in Overwatch"s tooltips. There"s so much khổng lồ cover here, but it"s safe khổng lồ say Blizzard & NetEase have a strong, airtight case against the Chinese developer.

As PC Watch reports, Blizzard and NetEase are seeking an apology & restitution. They are also requesting for the game lớn be removed from the App Store. They"re saying the game violates intellectual property and China"s unfair competition law.

Take a look at some screenshots of the game below:

Overwatch is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Hopefully, Blizzard takes this clone as a cue that it needs to lớn port Overwatch into di động platforms soon since there"s obviously a dem& for it. Better yet, why not make a Nintenvì chưng Switch port of the game altogether since it"s technically a handheld platform? Sure, Nintendo"s hybrid console isn"t as powerful as its rivals, but if Doom& Wolfenstein II: The New Colossusare able lớn run on the machine, why can"t Overwatch?

Thoughts about Overwatch or Heroes of Warfare? Do you think Blizzard and NetEase have a svào case against the Chinese developer? As always, feel không tính phí khổng lồ sound off in the comments section below!


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