According to the share, Riot Games is wanting NetEase to close the Hyper Front game because of the damage it brings to Valorant.
Recently, it can be said that Riot Games is quite busy with lawsuits against Moonton as well as ByteDance. But recently, the father of Valorant continued to sue NetEase for product plagiarism.
In more detail about this, Riot Games sued the publisher NetEase, claiming that the company’s new product has “plagiarized” Valorant. According to a representative of Riot, this company has filed a lawsuit in many countries such as the UK, Germany, Brazil, Singapore, etc., and in each country, the lawsuit is a bit different.
Regarding the two names mentioned in the lawsuit, like Valorant, Hyper Front is a free FPS game with 5 players per team. Riot Games released Valorant in 2020 on the PC platform and it is being developed on the mobile platform.
As for Hyper Front, this game will be released in 2022 on mobile platforms (Android and iOS). Currently, Hyper Front is not available in the US game market – where Riot Games is headquartered.
Accordingly, Riot Games offers some similarities between these two games such as characters, maps, weapons, weapon skins, stats, … in the UK lawsuit.
In addition, Riot’s representative stated that NetEase has slightly modified Hyper Front after the company’s first complaints, but the signs of “plagiarism” have not stopped there.
“We don’t think changing the color of character skills or modifying the visuals will change the fact that this is copyright infringement. They have a saying: “You can put lipstick on a pig, but the truth is it’s still a pig” – Riot representative said about the lawsuit.
According to the share, Riot Games is working hard in the lawsuit to force NetEase to close Hyper Front because of the “significant damage” that this game brings. However, the father of Valorant did not give specific numbers on these damages.
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