It's outrageous that mobile game ripoffs this bad are allowed to exist

It's outrageous that mobile game ripoffs this bad are allowed to exist

A brand new Witcher cellular sport?

The emblem says it is referred to as Rise of the Kings and is seemingly accessible on app shops in every single place.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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The offending artwork has clearly taken inventive liberties with the design of its not-Geralt, mimicking precise artwork from The Witcher 3 whereas utilizing the armor from the Netflix collection. Dare I say, this swordsman’s face is even meant to imitate the impeccable Henry Cavill, a slight that PC Gamer can’t abide by.

This Gerald of Riverboat ad is apparently promoting a Rise of the Kings update that's been out for months, but it only recently caught the eye of r/Gaming. Commentators are having a laugh at the ad's expense with some quality zingers. "Including everybody's favorite card game, Qwert!" wrote drew theblueduck. "His trusty steed, Coach," added 8bit4brains.

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“I believe the Witcher ripped this sport off,” mentioned Crazescape.

Cellular ripoffs are so frequent at this level that it appears like greater use of our time to easily chuckle them off than complaint about them to a web void. That mentioned, in the event, you’ll enable me to be irritated by an already well-known drawback outdoors of my management, it is absurd that these ripoffs proceed to generate profits on main app shops.

For how much platforms like the Apple App Store pride themselves on vetting apps, theft is depressingly common. This update has been out since March! And Rise of the Kings isn’t some random sidebar ad game either. It has over 10 million downloads on the Google Play store alone, a stat I pulled from the game’s store page that currently, auto-plays a trailer starring fake Geralt.

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It'd be nice to see these shady games get a long, costly timeout from storefronts when they do a theft, but considering Apple and Google automatically pocket up to 30% of everything Rise of the Kings makes, there isn't a particularly strong incentive.

Maybe the almost-Geralt right here is one thing CD Projekt does not really feel it is value going after or is not shut sufficient to be cut-and-dry copyright infringement. If that’s the case, is it bizarre that these types of shady cellular video games do not take off in an identical manner on Steam? Valve’s hands-off publishing guidelines look like the main breeding floor for IP theft (and that definitely does occur), however, video games that achieve this do not appear to draw 10 million gamers over six years. Possibly that is as a result of lots of the time, trashy steam knockoffs are clearly extra jokes than enterprise technique.

Gamecamp.gg has a lot of Witcher games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, and more.