PUBG Corp Drops Copyright Lawsuit Against Epic Games Over Fortnite
When Epic Games decided to hop aboard the battle royale hype train with Fortnite, fans of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds were quick to call out copycat. Of course, the same sort of passion was not exhibited when PUBG arrived during H1Z1’s reign, but that’s neither here nor there. That said, the creators of PUBG felt that their intellectual property had been infringed upon, leading them to file a lawsuit against Epic Games.
After months of getting nowhere, however, it has been reported that PUBG Corp. has “sent a letter of withdrawal to Epic Games Inc.’s attorneys.” As a result of this, the South Korean case been closed. Neither parties have confirmed whether or not a settlement was reached, or if PUBG Corp. realized that they likely did not have a chance.
It’s worth noting that both companies have a mutual investor in Tencent Holdings Ltd., and that they each utilize the Unreal Engine, which is owned by Epic Games. Moving forward with a lawsuit could have probably spelled disaster for PUBG, as they would be suing the company that owns the engine that runs their game. Of course there are similarities – that is to be expected with all battle royale titles. Unless it is a blatant ripoff, however, it might not be the greatest idea to pursue legal action.
PUBG is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and mobile devices, while Fortnite is out on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, and iOS devices. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we learn more about the dropped lawsuit, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.