Published: Tue, May 29, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

PUBG Has Reportedly Filed A Lawsuit Against Fortnite

PUBG Has Reportedly Filed A Lawsuit Against Fortnite

And the publishers of the other big battle royale video game, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG, have been less than happy about it, making noises that they think they got ripped off.

The most recent blog post talked about adding many objects to the game's buildings that reflect the culture the map is inspired by, which should give it a more lived-in feel missing from previous tests. Both games share bandaging, reviving and a handful of weapons (such as the SCAR), among other examples.

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"This is a measure to protect our copyrights", PUBG said, declining to provide further details. Corp was considering what options it had to take on Fortnite after its battle royale mode became massively popular.

"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". "PUBG" has reportedly sold over 30 million copies since launch, but its player base on PC is dropping, according to IGN. The two games are of the same genre, and therefore definitely have some similarities-but, it's pretty hard to make the case that one game is "stealing" from another (Read a similar case here, which delves into the Paladins vs. Overwatch vs. Global Agenda vs. Team Fortress conundrum). Both companies are also partly owned by Tencent Holdings, China's Internet giant.

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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer PUBG.

It's not the first infringement suit PUGB Corporation has filed; last month it sued NetEase over its mobile apps Rules of Survival and Knives Out in California.

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The suit, which if successful could see Epic Games banned from selling the game in Korea and forced to pay royalties to PUBG, comes at the same time as PUBG admits that performance improvements for the game haven't been forthcoming.

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