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PUBG Corp sues Epic over Fortnite copyright infringement

29 May, 2018, 19:14 | Author: Joanna Little

The Doc's now infamous tweet where he demanded PUBG add a skin for him or he would never play again gained a lot of attention since, and it looks like the game's developers have wasted no time in meeting his demands. The two had shared an "ongoing relationship", according to Producer Chang Han Kim, due to PUBG being developed using Epic's Unreal Engine and that Fortnite's battle royale mode came after collaborative work between the companies.

Neither Epic Games nor PUBG Corp. responded to Variety's request for comment.

Playing "Knives Out", it's immediately clear that it's very similar to "PUBG" - but it's also clearly not exactly the same game.

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The companies behind two of the world's most popular video games are squaring off in court. The point is that there is no stopping the tide and most fans just want all these games to live together in harmony. Still, doing things like outright lifting audio files from an existing game to make your own remains highly illegal.

There's little doubt that Fortnite's mode was designed in response to PUBG's success. There's also the higher-level issue that the genre gets its name from a Japanese dystopian novel that popularized the last-man-standing as a narrative device, which itself is an evolved take on a premise outlined in an American science fiction short story from 1953.

PUBG Corp., the developers of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, announced a slew of changes to improve game performance on Saturday, admitting mistakes it has made in the past, in addition to talking about upcoming new content. We'll keep you posted with further developments. It's been playable in some form since March of a year ago, whereas Epic Games, which had originally planned to make the Save the World mode the centerpiece of Fortnite, only pivoted to put more emphasis on its Battle Royale mode last fall.



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