PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Creator Drops Lawsuit Against Fortnite
It was announced today by PUBG Corp that they dropped the lawsuit against Epic Games and they even sent a letter confirming that no challenge will be made in court.
PUBG Corp took legal actions against Epic Games since the start of the year, and had planned to take Epic Games to court in South Korea following claims that Fortnite had ripped off PUBG.
Fortnite is currently one of the biggest games in the world, though its critics point out that PUBG made the Battle Royale concept first, and that Epic Games simply implemented a similar mode onto Fortnite’s flagging “Save the World” campaign.
It’s not known what triggered this change of mind, or if an agreement was reached behind the scenes. It could well be that PUBG Corp realized that they didn’t really have much of a claim in the first place, as the Battle Royale concept existed long before PUBG appeared. Whatever the reason, it appears that any legal threat hanging over Epic Games is now gone, and it can go back to enjoying the fact that it has one of the most popular properties in the world of gaming right now.
“About PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS is a battle royale shooter that pits 100 players against each other in a struggle for survival. Gather supplies and outwit your opponents to become the last person standing.
PLAYERUNKNOWN, aka Brendan Greene, is a pioneer of the battle royale genre and the creator of the battle royale game modes in the ARMA series and H1Z1: King of the Kill. At PUBG Corp., Greene is working with a veteran team of developers to make PUBG into the world’s premiere battle royale experience.”