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. Mastery of mining and building are crucial for success in the battle royale style game. It wasn't until September that a "Battle Royale" mode was released - a "regrettable" decision by Epic Games, according to Bluehole.
"We filed the suit to protect our copyright", the company told the Korea Times.
Fortnite has been a massive hit for publisher Epic, as the free-to-play title has taken over Twitch (with a little help from Drake and Thanos) and become insanely popular. "The PUBG community has and continues to provide evidence of the many similarities as we contemplate further action".More news: Civil rights advisers hope Starbucks' anti-bias training sets example
While "PUBG" popularized the current battle royale genre first, it now finds itself in "Fortnite's" considerably larger shadow. But we're also talking about a game with a magical floating bus and a surrealist, often Dali-esque world - it's entirely possible that these shopping carts come with propulsion. PUBG Corp. argued that Rules of Survival and Knives Out were both based on PUBG, and demanded $150,000 "per infringed work". Both companies are also partly owned by Tencent Holdings, China's internet giant. According to a report from The Korea Times, PUBG Corporation filed a lawsuit against Epic Games Korea in January of a year ago.
Not long ago, we reported that Epic Games was involved in another chunk of legal action - but that time, it involved Epic suing two Fortnite players for cheating, as their actions violated terms of service for the game. Epic Games provides PUBG with its Unreal Engine technology, which was used to create PlayerUnknown's "Battlegrounds".