Warcraft Clone ‘Glorious World’ Removed After Blizzard Threatens Legal Action

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Blizzard sues Chinese gamemaker Sina for copyright infringement.
Blizzard sues Chinese gamemaker Sina for copyright infringement. Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard is once again cracking down on companies that are infringing on its copyrights. This time around, the company has taken serious legal action against a World of Warcraft clone called Glorious Saga for mobile platforms.

Of course, this isn’t the first time Blizzard has had to take legal steps. Chinese companies often create clones of popular games in the West, and while these companies often add their own slight twist or flare to what they’re essentially cloning, Glorious Saga is a more blatant attempt at being a copycat.

According to the lawsuit filed by Blizzard, Glorious Saga directly copies a ton from World of Warcraft. From the artwork to the in-game elements, gameplay, and even audio clips were lifted from Blizzard’s legendary MMORPG. Characters in Glorious Saga look exactly like their counterparts in World of Warcraft, albeit drawn in Chibi style. Some characters even have the exact same names as characters belonging to WoW, including Malfurion (in Glorious Saga, it’s Malfurian) with the same character descriptions, too.

Blizzard was also quick to mention that this isn’t the first time that Sina, the company behind the egregious clone Glorious Saga, blatantly disregarded copyright laws. Apparently, the company has also released clones of Yu-Gi-Oh and Poké​mon as well.

In 2017, Blizzard had to deal with another clone, that time of their popular team-based shooter Overwatch. Intellectual property is a serious matter, and copyright infringement is a serious crime, and Blizzard has been known to go all out in pursuing justice from these offenders.

Fortunately, Blizzard was able to shut down Glorious Saga. After news of the lawsuit became public, the infringing company Sina posted on Facebook that they would shut down their servers. However, it seems likely that Sina will continue to infringe upon other copyrights, but stay away from Blizzard, who has bared its teeth in defense of its intellectual property.

What do you think about the situation between Blizzard and Sina? Do you think more companies should take legal action for the infringement of their intellectual property? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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