PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite's creators for copyright infringement

PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite's creators for copyright infringement

PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite's creators for copyright infringement

They've already sued copycat mobile games, which is fair enough as they really are pretending to be PUBG, but despite sharing the same basic premise Fortnite is obviously a very different game. It's been playable in some form since March of past year, whereas Epic Games, which had originally planned to make the Save the World mode the centerpiece of Fortnite, only pivoted to put more emphasis on its Battle Royale mode last fall.

According to the Korean Times, the lawsuit was first filed in January and it stated that PUBG.

It's certainly going to be interesting to see what Bluehole will do when Call Of Duty and other big name companies start adding the mode to their games. The lawsuit wants a court to decide if Fortnite, or at least aspects of it, such as the UI or in-game items, were copied from PUBG.

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PUBG, an affiliate of South Korean studio Bluehole, is suing the Korean unit of North Carolina-based Epic Games, arguing that its smash hit "Fortnite" copies numerous characteristics of its own "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds". PUBG Corp. argued that Rules of Survival and Knives Out were both based on PUBG, and demanded $150,000 "per infringed work".

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. In February, Epic Games said Fortnite had broken the world record with 3.4 million people playing at once. Last week, Epic announced that it would be investing $100 million into eSports competitions over the next two years.

This is a developing story, and we'll do our best to keep you informed of the situation as it unfolds. Should Fortnite fans be anxious? Let us know in the comments section below!

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