Thursday, June 28th 2018

PUBG Corp Ceases Copyright Lawsuit Against Epic Games Over Fortnite Battle Royale

Earlier in January of this year, PUBG Corp threw a lawsuit at Epic Games, looking to assert its rights to the "Battle Royale" mode that game was mimicking from the original Player Unknown's Battlegrounds. It now seems that PUBG Corp has decided to throw in the towel over its pursuit of Epic Games' Fortnite as a "straight copy" of its battle royale mode - a move that came only after Fortnite had eclipsed PUBG Corp's game in concurrent players and revenue generation.

Perhaps at least part of this issue was dealt with by Chinese giant Tencent, which owns part of Bluehole Inc (PUBG Corp's parent company) and part of Epic Games - it hurts investors when two of their pots are throwing dirt at each other. Another part of the equation - and the most likely, considering the amount of time the lawsuit survived in court - pertains to how PUBG makes use of EPIC Games' Unreal Engine. I'd say it's at least slightly important to keep a good relationship with such a company.
Source: Bloomberg
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9 Comments on PUBG Corp Ceases Copyright Lawsuit Against Epic Games Over Fortnite Battle Royale

#1
_JP_
Shooting one's foot hurts...who would've guessed?
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#2
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
"PUBG and its law firm confirmed the action but wouldn’t say why, nor whether a settlement had been reached."

No sense in theory and conjecture. We have no idea why it was stopped, only that it was.
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Yesterdays news.

PUBG has made tonnes of money from their game but they were to lazy and complacent with the lack of competition. Now that there are multiple big BR games and everyone and their dog is making a knock off Blueholegames is finally adding more content and fixes to the game. Not played in 2months but im guessing the issue with hackers and botters are still prevalent within the game... If it wasn't for Fortnite people would be still playing on 2 maps
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#4
las
Stopped playing both. Playing Realm Royale instead, alpha runs just as good if not better than Fortnite. Tons of fun and potential, crafting is great.
I dont think PUBG will ever run good (performance and hit detection), I like the setting tho.
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#5
ensabrenoir
.....comes across to me as just a big one to remind everyone in the room that they're still here.
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#6
Patriot
I am guessing that of all the money they made... Epic got a monster chunk of it for their engine. This was a renegotiation of what cut they got.
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#7
Basard
FordGT90Concept said:
"PUBG and its law firm confirmed the action but wouldn’t say why, nor whether a settlement had been reached."

No sense in theory and conjecture. We have no idea why it was stopped, only that it was.
Another round of 'free' publicity...
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#8
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
The developers should focus on fixing the lag...
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#9
punani
_JP_ said:
Shooting one's foot hurts...who would've guessed?
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