PUBG creators to sue Fortnite for copying Battle Royale

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In each game, players have to fight to become the sole survivor after being dropped off on an island with dozens of other players.

According to the Korean Times, PUBG Corp filed the injunction in January.

Fortnite was first released in July 2017 but its Battle Royale mode was not added until September 2017. And the publishers of the other big battle royale video game, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG, have been less than happy about it, making noises that they think they got ripped off. This may refer to perceived similarities in the game's user interface and they could even be trying to push that the game mode has too many direct similarities, though would struggle to argue this in court when there is an bad lot of prior material relating to Battle Royale, from previous games to films and beyond. Still, PUBG isn't backing down from its claims that Fortnite is a "carbon copy" of PUBG, and is continuing forward with the lawsuit.

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"This is a measure to protect our copyrights", PUBG Corp. told Bloomberg.

Fortnite-the massively popular survival game from Epic Games - seems pretty much unstoppable, with a community of several million users worldwide all absolutely hooked. When the new mode became available past year, vice-president of PUBG Corp. parent company Bluehole Chang Han Kim expressed concern over the new game mode copying PUBG, saying "After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known". In February, Epic Games said Fortnite had broken the world record with 3.4 million people playing at once. It's also now the most-watched game on Twitch and YouTube.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer PUBG.

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