Yeah, It's obvious they stole the idea. Detachable controllers on the side of a screen is waaaaay too high-tech for this to be a coincidence. I bet Gamevice had every German scientist that had been reported missing within the last 10 years locked in a black-site hammering away at solutions to the question... "Where do we attach the controllers!?"
I have been playing this for months now. It's still missing several core features and over half the planned content, not to mention bugs and network performance issues that will hinder any testing of new implementations until they're fixed.
Yet they insist on entering beta... it's a word that means absolutely nothing to them, so it shouldn't mean anything to you either.
edit; I forgot to say that despite all of that... this train wreck of a game is still quite incredible.