Fortnite has eclipsed the as soon as dominant PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds title, each when it comes to mindshare and cash. Final week, the previous was reported to have pulled in $296 million for the month of April — a monetary windfall that’s solely prone to enhance because the title makes its approach to Android within the coming months.
Now the corporate behind PUBG is taking Fortnite’s creators to court. PUBG (the corporate), a subsidiary of Bluehole (the corporate behind PUBG, the sport — barely complicated, I do know), has filed a swimsuit towards Epic Video games over copyright infringement issues. The South Korean swimsuit, famous by The Korea Times, takes specific difficulty with Fortnite’s battle royale mode.
Bluehole has been vocal concerning the similarities because the new mode was launched in September. The developer launched an announcement on the time, addressing “rising issues” with its former companion.
“After listening to the rising suggestions from our neighborhood and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves,” the developer wrote, “we’re involved that Fortnite could also be replicating the expertise for which PUBG is understood.”
PUBG’s reputation has been declining because the starting of this yr, whereas Fortnite has continued to choose up steam. Final week, Epic introduced that it could be investing $100 million into eSports competitions over the subsequent two years.
Epic declined provide a remark for this story.