Fortnite developer reportedly being sued by PUBG Corp for copyright infringement

Fortnite developer reportedly being sued by PUBG Corp for copyright infringement

Fortnite developer reportedly being sued by PUBG Corp for copyright infringement

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

The makers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds haven't been happy about Fortnite Battle Royale ever since it started. According to a report from The Korea Times, PUBG Corporation filed a lawsuit against Epic Games Korea in January of previous year.

Both titles are hugely successful "battle royale" games.

It's no secret that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has performance problems-it's something that has rightly irked players since its release.


They are also built on the same underlying software framework, Epic's Unreal Engine 4, which provides the beneath-the-hood code that game developers flesh out with their own art and game logic. "The PUBG community has and continues to provide evidence of the many similarities as we contemplate further action".

As Epic Games prepares to take their sensation to Korea with Neowiz Games (the two companies signed an agreement in January - when the lawsuit was filed), PUBG Corp took action on concerns they've had since September. In February, Epic Games said Fortnite had broken the world record with 3.4 million people playing at once. It filed a suit back in April against mobile developer NetEase, claiming two of its titles - "Rules of Survival" and "Knives Out" - copied "PUBG's" gameplay. One thing that is certain, however, is that Epic definitely has the cash to withstand any lingering fines or legal fees. '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.

Mooney also added in another comment within the post that information like this will be shared around a week in advance in the future instead of just before the challenges go live like today while adding that Epic Games slipped up in this regard.

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