PUBG challenges Fortnite to battle over copyright infringement

Pauline Obrien
May 29, 2018

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.

A representative from PUBG Corp. Meanwhile, "Fortnite" is now the largest free-to-play console game of all time, and it's dominating PC and mobile as well.

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

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PUBG confirmed it had applied for an injunction against Epic Games Korea in January.

There's a lot to unpack here, so let's start with the obvious. The point is that there is no stopping the tide and most fans just want all these games to live together in harmony. It's also rapidly become its own thing.

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He continued: "We have also noticed that Epic Games references PUBG in the promotion of Fortnite to their community and in communications with the press".

PUBG introduced its game a year ago and it became a huge hit as players embraced the Hunger Games-style concept in which 100 players race to kill each other until there's a sole survivor. Epic Games didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. 'Although we've made some meaningful improvements to PUBG, we've fallen short in other ways, ' the development team admit in a note to gamers outlining planned improvements. At the time, the executive stated that the company would "contemplate further action" against Epic Games.

Interestingly, it's worth remembering that PUBG actually runs on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4.

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