Electronic Arts and Zynga have settled their legal kerfuffle, which began when the former sued the social games giant for what it called a "clear violation" of copyright laws over similarities between games. Details on the settlement are lacking, but InsideSocialGames
has a statement from Zynga that it has resolved its respective claims with EA and "reached a settlement" in the Northern District of California.
The legal drama kicked off last August when EA sued Zynga over the similarities between Zynga's recently released The Ville
and EA's The Sims Social
. The evidence against Zynga
was stacked pretty high. This was the first time a giant like EA had stepped into the ring to take on the culture of cloning, which Zynga had been accused of in the past
A month later, Zynga filed a counterclaim against EA
over the similarities between CityVille
and SimCity Social
. We'll update with settlement terms when he receive them.