PUBG Corp sues Epic over Fortnite copyright infringement

PUBG Corp sues Epic over Fortnite copyright infringement

Though both games share a common lineage (being the film, Battle Royale), game genre progenitor PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite aren't identical games.

Going forward, PUBG Corp. outlined three top priorities: performance, server-side optimisation, and cheating. In fact, when Fortnite launched its Battle Royale mode in September 2017, it even credited the popularity of PUBG in its press release.

It's pretty hard to make the case that one game is "stealing" from another.
According to The Korea Times, the suit was originally filed in January with the Seoul Central District Court in Korea.

PUBG introduced its game a year ago and it became a huge hit as players embraced the Hunger Games-style concept in which 100 players race to kill each other until there's a sole survivor. Both companies are also partly owned by Tencent Holdings, China's Internet giant. Still, PUBG isn't backing down from its claims that Fortnite is a "carbon copy" of PUBG, and is continuing forward with the lawsuit. However, there are a couple things to point out that may lead more credence to an alternative case.

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We've had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG's development as they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the game.

While you have to wait a bit longer for the new Shopping Cart, Fortnite's newest cosmetic items-the Brite Bomber outfit and the Rainbow Smash pickaxe, are available now from the in-game store.

Since then, the shooter builder survival hybrid has become Battleground's biggest competitor and now it seems the rivalry has gone to new heights, with PUBG Corp. taking Epic Games to court over the two games similarities. We have covered yesterday about leaks on the season 4 week 5 Fortnite Battle Pass Challenge list, so do check it out if you want to prepare before diving into the fight.

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