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Fortnite to be sued by PUBG developers over copyright

Things could be about to turn sour within the gaming industry between the developers of PUBG or Player Unknown Battlegrounds and Fortnite developers Epic Games.

PUGB is based within Korea and now it has been confirmed that a lawsuit has been filed against Fortnite to decide if PUBG has been a victim of copyright infringement, according to the Korea Times.

It remains to be seen whether there will be further complication behind the lawsuit, as while Fortnite was developed by Epic Games, Epic also has had a big input on PUBG as well since it was built using Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 – which Fortnite also uses.

Both games utilise the Battle Royale style of gameplay, in which 100 players are allowed to compete at once within a single environment with the objective of being the last man standing.

[PUBG on the left, Fortnite on the right]
PUBG was hugely popular before Fortnite arrived on the scene, with the latter going on to break many attendance figures and currently stands as the most popular online game to play on home consoles.

PUBG also alleges that Fortnite has copied items and the user interface from PUBG within Battle Royale. Epic Games has yet to comment on the claims and we’ll be updating you as soon as that happens.

As a gamer who has tried both Fortnite and PUBG, do you think the developers of PUBG have a case?



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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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