Lawsuit With Friends: EA Says Zynga Suit Is About Standing Up for the Whole Industry

Electronic Arts hit Zynga with another zinger: EA says that the copyright infringement lawsuit it filed against Zynga, which claims that The Ville is an ”unmistakable copy” of The Sims Social, is not just about EA, but all the other companies that have felt ripped off by the social games giant. “A number of these things have happened before related to Zynga, but there’s never been a company that has the wherewithal and the resources to take it to the next level. We do,” EA COO Peter Moore told EuroGamer. Zynga plans a staunch defense.


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