PUBG Corporation is Taking Epic Games to Court for Copyright Infringement

29 May, 2018, 19:11 | Author: Camille Rivera
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The UIs and controls for the games aren't identical, but they're close enough that it's not hard to figure out how to play one if you have some experience in the other. The injunction was filed in January with the Seoul Central District Court and specifically against Epic Games Korea.

Publisher Bluehole and PUBG Corp have harboured a growing concern over rival supermassive hit Fortnite: Battle Royale.

Now the company behind PUBG is taking Fortnite's creators to court.

The makers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds haven't been happy about Fortnite Battle Royale ever since it started.




"This is a measure to protect our copyrights", PUBG Corp. told Bloomberg. But it seems the games' similarities might be a bit too close for comfort.

Epic Games had claimed publicly that its highly-successful battle royale shooter Fortnite was their own version of games like PUBG. It has a similar concept, but adds a building mechanic to the mix.

The issue itself is quite tricky in nature because the developers of both games are partners in business, and PUBG utilizes Epic Games' game engine. When the new mode became available previous year, vice-president of PUBG Corp. parent company Bluehole Chang Han Kim expressed concern over the new game mode copying PUBG, saying "After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known". Meanwhile, "Fortnite" is now the largest free-to-play console game of all time, and it's dominating PC and mobile as well. It's also now the most-watched game on Twitch and YouTube.

"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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