A representative from PUBG Corp. In February, Epic Games said Fortnite had broken the world record with 3.4 million people playing at once. Per the report, PUBG Corp. filed the injunction with the Seoul Central District Court back in January, though no other information around the filling has be revealed to the public.
The idea that a company can be sued for having the same game mode seems pretty ludicrous - imagine if id Software sued everyone that included a Deathmatch mode - but Bluehole are also alleging that Fortnite copied specific elements of PUBG's user interface and some of its items.
There's a lot to unpack here, so let's start with the obvious. There's also the higher-level issue that the genre gets its name from a Japanese dystopian novel that popularized the last-man-standing as a narrative device, which itself is an evolved take on a premise outlined in an American science fiction short story from 1953. The point is that there is no stopping the tide and most fans just want all these games to live together in harmony.
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With little hope of extending his current deal, the report claims they may be willing to let him leave for a fee of around £50m. With Mourinho eager to bolster his defence this summer, United are now tipped to be one of his most likely destinations.
When Epic Games announced the addition of a free to play battle-royal mode to their then burgeoning title Fortnite, comparisons to Player Unknown's Battlegrounds quickly began to emerge. Epic Games didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
Meanwhile, PUBG remains one of the most popular PC games on Earth, but the team behind the game has made it clear that they aren't afraid to resort to legal action if they feel it necessary. We'll keep you posted with further developments.
Interestingly, it's worth remembering that PUBG actually runs on Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4.