"Fortnite" Is Being Taken To Court By "PUBG" For Copyright Infringement
Fortnite has been one the most popular video games on the planet for the last year. The battle royale style game was ficially launched last July, and has since climbed its way to the top the gaming world. Just a few months before Fortnite touched down, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG for short) was introduced. Both games use the same battle royale gameplay that features a bus 100 players being dropped onto a map and tasked with fighting to remain alive. While Fortnite is a more unrealistic experience (cartoon characters, jetpacks, and dancing grenades), PUBG plays more like a realistic shooter (think SOCOM or Call Duty). Fortnite integrated their popular building method, which allows gamers to mine materials they can later use to build forts, which gave the game an original feel. Still, PUBG feels like they've been copied, and now they are taking game developer Epic Games to court.
According to The Korea Times, PUBG is taking Epic Games Korea to court. The legal battle will take place on the peninsula, and will have little to no effect on the games in the US (unless course, PUBG wins and takes their battle to the US as well). PUBG is seeking an injunction against the game being released in Korea, claiming that Fortnite copied their items and user interface.