PUBG has just dropped its lawsuit against Fortnite.
They officially dropped the suit via a letter of withdrawal to Epic Games Inc. However, the reason behind their sudden change of heart is still unknown. There was no information about whether or not a settlement was given out and everything seems to be quiet, at least for now.
Both companies went on the drama train after PUBG accused Fortnite of being a copycat.
PUBG uses Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology. But this didn’t stop them from taking their competition to court in a “measure to protect their copyrights”. The lawsuit was filed in South Korea, due to the fact that PUBG Inc. is located within the boundaries of the country.
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“After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that ‘Fortnite’ may be replicating the experience for which ‘PUBG’ is known.” – Bluehole – PUBG Corp’s Korean company.
The reason for the lawsuit might be a bit strange. Yes, both games feature a map with 100 players who are doing everything possible to murder each other.
Both games are extremely popular, but PUBG seems to be losing its momentum and about 50% of its player numbers since January.
It is unclear if Epic Games’ version of Battle Royale is the reason for the decline. Other factors might be at play, such as its trouble with its Battle Eye system. Recently, it came to our knowledge that PUBG is planning to give 20,000 BP to wrongly banned players.
Currently, Fortnite is on top of PUBG with double the viewers count on Twitch, which apparently has been happening for a while! Even its mobile version – Fortnite Mobile earned about $100 million in just 90 days. Both companies are partially owned by Chinese’s investment company – Tencent.