PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite's creators for copyright infringement

29 May, 2018, 19:10 | Author: Bennie Parsons
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The companies behind the two biggest battle royale video games are about to see who's the last man standing in court. The South Korean suit, noted by The Korea Times, takes particular issue with Fortnite's battle royale mode. Both games share bandaging, reviving and a handful of weapons (such as the SCAR), among other examples. Epic Games didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

Epic Games provides PUBG with its Unreal Engine technology, which was used to create PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. This the game's fourth test and the developer is saying that it could its last. Both companies are also partly owned by Tencent Holdings, China's Internet giant.

PUBG's popularity has been declining since the beginning of this year, while Fortnite has continued to pick up steam.

The idea that a company can be sued for having the same game mode seems pretty ludicrous - imagine if id Software sued everyone that included a Deathmatch mode - but Bluehole are also alleging that Fortnite copied specific elements of PUBG's user interface and some of its items. Since then, PUBG's player count has fallen by half to about 1.5m.


The Doc's now infamous tweet where he demanded PUBG add a skin for him or he would never play again gained a lot of attention since, and it looks like the game's developers have wasted no time in meeting his demands. "Players have rightfully called us out for failing to address complaints about performance, and recently we haven't done the best job of communicating about the changes we're making to the game".

PUBG was first released in March 2017.

"To remove each and every version of the games 'Rules of Survival, ' 'Knives Out, ' and similarly infringing games, from distribution and to cease developing and supporting those games", the suit says.

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