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


In each game, players have to fight to become the sole survivor after being dropped off on an island with dozens of other players.

According to the Korea Times, a PUBG official announced that an injunction was filed against Epic Games Korea in January and it will be down to the Seoul Central District Court to determine whether Fortnite "was copied" from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

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

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The companies behind two of the world's most popular video games are squaring off in court. There's no question there's been a fierce battle between the two most popular battle royale games here in the USA, with Fortnite now claiming the greater share of media attention and players, though both games have been wildly successful.

"This is a measure to protect our copyrights", PUBG said, declining to provide further details. There's also the higher-level issue that the genre gets its name from a Japanese dystopian novel that popularized the last-man-standing as a narrative device, which itself is an evolved take on a premise outlined in an American science fiction short story from 1953. While many of its core concepts are indeed similar, it'd be hard to call it plagiarism. Both companies have released highly successful "battle royale-style" shooter games within the past year, with PUBG releasing several months ahead of Epic's Fortnite . More than half of Fortnite watchers were tuned in to popular streamer Ninja, a former PUBG player who ditched it for Fortnite earlier this year.

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. The point is that there is no stopping the tide and most fans just want all these games to live together in harmony.

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