Ben Borthwick by on Jun 27, 2018

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds studio drops Fortnite lawsuit against Epic

In an interesting move, PUBG Corp, development studio behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, has taken the decision to drop the lawsuit it made earlier in the year against Epic Games' Fortnite over claims that the games were too similar to each other and a breach of copyright.

The dropping of the suit was reported by Bloomberg this morning, saying that PUBG's legal team sent a letter of withdrawl on Monday and the case, which was filed at a South Korean court, has been closed down. Mysteriously, PUBG Corp confirmed the decision but would not elaborate on why or if a settlement had been reached between the two parties out of court.

We can speculate it may have something to do with both companies being part owned by Chinese company Tencent and that PUBG itself also runs on Epic Games' own Unreal Engine, but unless an official statement is released we'll probably never know for sure. 

It was back in September last year, Bluehole – the parent company of PUBG Corp. – first released a statement on their unhappiness at Fortnite skirting a little too close to comfort for them to what they considered PUBG's formula.  

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PUBG: Battlegrounds

on iOS, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release Date:

20 December 2017