Although servers for WoW Classic are below siege from scores of players, Blizzard is gearing up for yet another war with Sina Games – creator of the mobile game Glorious Saga.
A lawsuit has been filed against the Chinese developer for a “enormous infringement” on Blizzard’s IP.
Even the briefest of glances at Glorious Saga will spot infringing assets, with Blizzard claiming that “every single monster, creature, animal, and automobile in the Infringing Game was copied from the Warcraft games.”
“Weapons, amulets, and other objects have been taken straight from the Warcraft games, with no pretense,” the suit alleges. “Audio cues and sound effects from the Warcraft games have been reproduced for the Infringing Game.”
If you are one particular to give Sina Games the advantage of the doubt, it really should also be pointed out that Glorious Saga involves characters like Jaina Proudmoore, Gul’dan, and Malfurion.
Blizzard is looking for maximum damages of USD$150,00 per infringement, plus legal charges, and a permanent injunction against all Sina Games titles that infringe on Blizzard’s properties.
In response to the lawsuit, Sina Games has taken the game down, posting on its Facebook web page:
“Thanks for your assistance and appreciate of our game. We had a fantastic and delighted time in the game.
“But due to some irresistible causes, we decided to announce that the game will quit operating at 06:00 on 29th of Aug. (EDT), and all the servers will be closed. Players cannot login any longer.”
Yup, lawsuits are fairly irresistible.