PUBG Corp. Sues Epic Games For Copyright Infringement

PUBG Corp. is suing Epic Games for Fortnite’s Battle Royale similarities

PUBG Corp. is suing Epic Games for Fortnite’s Battle Royale similarities

The aim of the suit is to stop NetEase from selling its battle-royale games altogether. Per the report, PUBG Corp. filed the injunction with the Seoul Central District Court back in January, though no other information around the filling has be revealed to the public. There's no question there's been a fierce battle between the two most popular battle royale games here in the US, with Fortnite now claiming the greater share of media attention and players, though both games have been wildly successful.

Fortnite was first released in July 2017 but its Battle Royale mode was not added until September 2017.

The companies behind two of the world's most popular video games are squaring off in court. But the game's features have been embraced by rivals, prompting earlier legal action.

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So when Fortnite - a game about building shelters and fending off zombies - suddenly introduced a free-to-play battle royale mode, Bluehole was understandably concerned. Corp is suing the Korean branch of Epic Games, accusing the Fortnite creator of copying elements of its popular battle royale title.

"This is a measure to protect our copyrights", PUBG said, declining to provide further details. Fortnite has a similar concept of 100 people competing with each other, but differs by letting players build fortifications similar to Minecraft and using more cartoon-like graphics aimed at younger players.

Epic Games has not publicly commented on the suit, nor on the fact that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is based on Epic's Unreal game engine. "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".

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