first_img 3Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 2 years ago Where? Because the two games looks (and to some extent – plays) nothing alike. And as far as I know, you can’t copyright a genre, otherwise Nintendo would be the only company allowed to make platformers. PUBG Corp files copyright lawsuit against Epic GamesKorean developer began proceedings in January, alleging Fortnite plagiarises PUBGHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterTuesday 29th May 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet SharePUBG Corp. has filed a lawsuit against Epic Games, alleging that Fortnite plagiarises PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. According to The Korea Times, a PUBG Corp spokesperson said the company filed an injunction with the Seoul Central District Court against Epic Games Korea in January of this year. Epic Games first attracted criticism from PUBG Corp. in September 2017 after deciding to launch a battle royale mode for Fortnite, seemingly to capitalise on the rampant success of PUBG over the months prior. Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Officially filing the lawsuit is a bold move however, given that PUBG is built on the Unreal Engine, licensed from Epic Games. Just last month, PUBG Corp. also filed a similar lawsuit against NetEase for alleged copyright infringement found in its two mobile battle royale titles, Knives Out and Rules of Survival.Neither Epic Games nor PUBG Corp. were able to pass comment on the issue.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEpic vs Apple – Week One Review: Epic still faces an “uphill battle”Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming weekBy James Batchelor 12 hours agoEpic Games claims Fortnite is at “full penetration” on consoleAsserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App StoreBy James Batchelor 15 hours agoLatest comments (2)Dariusz G. Jagielski Game Developer 5Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyJordan Lund Columnist 2 years ago @Dariusz – To say nothing of the fact that the genre title “Battle Royale” is from a Japanese book and film…last_img read more