PUBG corp takes copyright infringement allegations against Fortnite to court
PUBG corp has filed an injunction against Epic Games, the developer behind “Fortnite: Battle Royale,” for its alleged copying of PUBG’s gameplay. “This is a measure to protect our copyrights,” a PUBG representative tells Bloomberg News.
PUBG has been on Fortnite’s tails for a while now, but this is the first time that the corporation has actually taken things to court. “Fortnite: Battle Royale,” is accused of copying PUBG’s gameplay—in which 100 players are pitted against one another in a sandbox last-man-standing match—that anyway have bred a new genre altogether, called battle royales.
And if the PUBG corp is salty, it’s because that genre is now so huge that “Fortnite: Battle Royale,” which as of the addition of a battle royale mode in its game, is now the most streamed game on Twitch.
To call the PUBG corp’s filing unfounded would be wrong, of course. To say that Epic Games straight-up copied PUBG’s gameplay, is also a big stretch. “Fortnite: Battle Royale” differentiates itself by introducing a crucial element of gameplay to its matches. Unlike in “PUBG”, players in “Fortnite: Battle Royale” are allowed to craft buildings as defenses, adding a layer of depth to its gameplay.
This has taken the attention of the gaming community, scrambling all to “Fortnite” and consequently leaving “PUBG” in the process. Gamers and critics alike are unabashed in pointing it out: “PUBG” needs to optimize its gameplay for the better if it wants to beat “Fortnite”. But don’t take it from me. Take it from Dr. DisRespect over here:
We’ll update you if there are developments to the PUBG corps’ case.