Fortnite developer reportedly being sued by PUBG Corp for copyright infringement

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PUBG confirmed it had applied for an injunction against Epic Games Korea in January.

Part of that is because PUBG uses Unreal Engine 4, and so the companies have briefly worked together in the past, but mostly it's because the people behind PUBG don't want any other companies making their own Battle Royale games.

PUBG Corp has taken Fortnite developers Epic Games to court in South Korea. Still, PUBG isn't backing down from its claims that Fortnite is a "carbon copy" of PUBG, and is continuing forward with the lawsuit. In a press release issued in September, Chang Han Kim, vice president of PUBG publisher Bluehole, said that the company was anxious that Fortnite was copying PUBG, stating that Bluehole was "concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known". Now it seems that the company chose to follow through on these warnings. There was no discussion.

Meanwhile, PUBG remains one of the most popular PC games on Earth, but the team behind the game has made it clear that they aren't afraid to resort to legal action if they feel it necessary.

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Of course, it isn't hard to see why PUBG Corp. and Bluehole are concerned about Fortnite.

It's important to remember now that regardless of how successful PUBG Corp. and Bluehole are, new battle-royal titles are appearing at a faster and faster rate.

"PUBG", which launched in March 2017, is a competitive online game where 100 players are dropped onto a map and forced to scavenge weapons and equipment while fighting each other. It asked that both games be removed from Apple's App Store and Google Play and demanded $150 000 "per infringed work", according to a court filing.

Even more confusingly, The Gamer explains that both companies are owned - at the highest level - by Tencent, which is the world's largest investment corporation.

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