Overwatch – Blizzard takes China developer to court over IP infringement

According to local reports, Blizzard Entertainment and China partner NetEase have taken developer 4399 Network Co., Ltd. to court over intellectual property (IP) infringement of the Overwatch intellectual property. The lawsuit was filed at Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Court, and was targeted at 2 games under 4399, namely 英雄枪战 and 枪战前线.

Strangely, the mobile game known as 英雄枪战 is now available in English on Google Play as Heroes of Warfare, although there seems to be no action taken on it. In the lawsuit, Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase demanded 4399 to cease operations of the 2 games in China, and to offer compensation due to the IP infringement. More details when available!