After suggesting that PUBG's developer take action, the developer filed a lawsuit against Fortnite's copyright infringement creator. Korea-based PUBG Corp. filed its lawsuit against the US Epic Games with the aim of getting the courts to decide if Fortnite is a kind of copy of PUBG. A representative of PUBG Corp. The Korea Times said its lawsuit against Epic was filed in the Seoul Central District Court in January. Epic Games Korea, a division of Epic Games, is the defendant.
In September, PUBG Corp. said 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."
The report mentions no specific claims in the lawsuit, but PUBG Corp. previously said that it had "concerns" Fortnites UI, gameplay and "structural replication" in terms of similarities between the gameplay and the systems in PUBG and Fortnite.
In addition to the drama, PUBG Corp. Seems to have a business relationship with Epic, the Korea Studio licensed Epic's Unreal Engine for PUBG
To learn more about PUBG vs. PUBG. To see Fortnite, check out GameSpot's video above, where we'll explore the legal side of the problem and talk to video game lawyer Ryan Morrison. Keep in mind that the video is going back to October 2017 and there have been some remarkable developments since then.
In March, PUBG creator Brendan Greene – the player known from the game title – said Fortnite was good for the Battle Royale genre overall. "It's great that the royal room of the battle is being expanded and Fortnite is getting the battle royale game mode in the hands of many more people," he said, as The Verge reported.
This time last year, PUBG became the # 1 Battle Royale game, but a lot of attention and awareness is currently at Fortnite. The game of Epic has exploded in popularity and is reported to be a money making juggernaut. A recent report states that free game alone generated $ 300 million in revenue from its various microtransactions in April alone.
The lawsuit of PUBG Corp. against Epic is apparently limited to Korea. We searched the United States Judiciary Database and found no results for a lawsuit against Epic by PUBG Corp. found. That being said, whatever happens in the Korean lawsuit could affect other parts of the world. This will be an ongoing story, so keep looking.
A representative of Epic Games told GameSpot: "We are not commenting on any ongoing litigation."