PUBG creator is suing Epic Games over Fortnite

PUBG creator is suing Epic Games over Fortnite

The Korea Times reports that PUBG Corp., a subsidiary of Bluehole, filed an injunction against Epic Games at a Korean court back in January, at the same time Epic began preparations to bring Fortnite: Battle Royale to the Korean market. It has a similar concept, but adds a building mechanic to the mix. Fortnite was first released last July, but was limited to its PvE mode, Save the World, before Fortnite Battle Royale was released in September, which in turn shot to fame. "PUBG" is also built on Unreal Engine technology, which is owned by Epic Games.

An Epic Games representative said the shopping cart is expected to arrive this week, but declined to offer exact timing. Now, with no greater prey to tackle, one's apparently turned on the other: PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite developer Epic Games in South Korea. Both companies are also partly owned by Tencent Holdings, China's internet giant. Given that Fortnite and PUBG still regularly have millions of concurrent players, it's fair to say that there's still plenty of space for players within the genre.

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On Tuesday, "PUBG" had around 27,000 viewers on streaming platform Twitch, about a tenth of "Fortnite's" 260,000. Still, PUBG isn't backing down from its claims that Fortnite is a "carbon copy" of PUBG, and is continuing forward with the lawsuit. It will also address the way the game handles vehicles that are far away from the player as well as parked vehicles, which are now too demanding on players' systems. "PUBG" has been purchased by 44 million people since its release in March 2017, implying potential revenue of up to $1.3 billion, according to data site SteamSpy.

Fortnite battle royale has many entertaining features. 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.

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