PUBG Corp sues Fortnite developer Epic Games for imitating their fight of royale style on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Mobile, while Battlefield 5 confirms it will not have Lootboxes
by Justin Haywald, Jean Luc Seipke, Mat Paget, Tony Wilson and Emily Conti
Last year, PUBG developer PUBG Corp. said it was considering legal action against Fortnite developer Epic Games. While the phrase "taking legal action into account" can sometimes be an empty threat, the company has been through it at least in Korea. PUBG Corp. has sued Epic for copyright infringement.
The lawsuit was filed with the Seoul Central District Court in January. Epic Games Korea, a division of Epic Games, is the defendant. The PUBG company said in September that it was "concerned that Fortnite could reproduce the experience for which PUBG is known". The Korean studio said PUBG is the "first standalone Battle Royale Survival shooter game." Of course, that's not true, with standalone games like The Culling being released before. We're talking about the whole situation in today's GameSpot Daily, but we have a lot of other stories in 30 minutes or less.
In other news, EA has confirmed that Battlefield V will not have any loot boxes. Developer DICE revealed during an event last week that the game will not be pay-to-win or feature DLC; however, it was also announced that the game would involve microtransactions in the form of cosmetics. Until now, it was unclear whether they came in bags. In a related note, we learned why EA went with the Roman numeral V instead of 5 for the title of the game, and we'll comment on that in the video above.
And now for something completely different. We have not seen anything of The Ubisoft Massive's new avatar game, and it sounds like we will not see it in the near future. Ubisoft confirmed to IGN that the game will be released on April 1
And for our latest story, Star Citizen is up to a few Dang Hijinks, as it now offers an add-on package that costs $ 27,000. It comes with 117 ships and 163 extras, such as skins and upgrades. This may not really surprise you with the success of crowdfunding. It has totaled over $ 185 million, $ 35 million in 2017 alone.
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