PUBG Studio is Suing Epic Games Over Copyright Violations

Updated On 29 May, 2018 Published On

The developer of the famed battle royale game, PlayerUnknown's Battleground (PUBG) is suing Epic Games for copyright infringement in Fortnite according to the Korea Times

The South Korean company has filed for an alleged copyright violation on Fortnite. Since, the publishing of the game, PUBG started to see almost 50% cut in the game's players. 

According to the Bluehole VP and executive producer Chang Han Kim, they had an ongoing relationship with the Epic Games throughout the making of the PUBG. The company was the creators of UE4, the engine PUBG was based on. 

YouTube: PUBG 

He also further added that Fortnite might be using the same experience for which PUBG was known for. 

YouTube: Fortnite Battle Royale

During September 2017, a Bluehole representative clarified that the company was not concerned about Fortnite's inheritance of the Battle Royale

The company has been paying a large amount of royalties to the Epic Games for the UE4 engine and wanted a continued support from them. 

The VP stated that the company's name was used to promote their game without their knowledge without any discussion. This came out to the PUBG Corp as a surprising and more disappointing fact from their business partners. 

No further details have been revealed about the case and it is still unclear when the court lawsuit will begin.