PUBG takes aim at Fortnite over alleged copyright violations

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In the same discussion of the similarities between the two titles, Chang Han Kim, had also implied possible legal action against Epic Games, especially following reference to Player Unknown's Battlegrounds in the marketing for Fortnite's battle-royal mode.

Going forward, PUBG Corp. outlined three top priorities: performance, server-side optimisation, and cheating. In a Steam post yesterday, PUBG Corp admitted it has "fallen short" in this regard, and that it has failed to properly address player complaints about the game's performance issues. It remains to be seen how the case itself will unfold - how does one allege copying of a game mode?

The Korea Times is reporting that Korean publisher PUBG is taking Epic Games Korea to court over the dispute.

The companies behind two of the world's most popular video games are squaring off in court. Still, PUBG isn't backing down from its claims that Fortnite is a "carbon copy" of PUBG, and is continuing forward with the lawsuit. "Obviously these are a lot of changes". It's also rapidly become its own thing.

It should be noted that, while PUBG is credited with popularizing Battle Royale modes a year ago, it wasn't the first game to feature that experience. The last person standing wins the match. For the most part, Fortnite has crafted its own kind of battle royale game which has led to it being massively popular on various platforms.

This actually occurred back in January, but has only now been discovered and reported upon by The Korea Times, and is possibly a response to Epic Games Korea penning a partnership with Neowiz Games to bring Fortnite to their gamer oriented PC rooms. This led PUBG Corp to "contemplate further action", and apparently action has been taken.

This is a developing story, and we'll do our best to keep you informed of the situation as it unfolds.

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