PUBG Developer Attacks Fortnite For “Replicating” Game.
After being inspired by the heights being reached by Player Unknowns Battlegrounds, Epic Games announced a free of cost Battle Royal mode for their game Fortnite. Just like PUBG, in this Battle Royal mode, 100 players will drop into a giant map. This free mode is due this September 26.
Of course, no one will be happy if someone just copies their hard work and ideas and use them for their own purpose. Same is the situation here. Bluehole calls Epic Games “Replicating” the game in a press release. Here’s what they said:
“We’ve had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG’s development as they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the game,” says Bluehole VP and executive producer Chang Han Kim in a statement. “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.
“We have also noticed that Epic Games references PUBG in the promotion of Fortnite to their community and in communications with the press. This was never discussed with us and we don’t feel that it’s right. The PUBG community has and continues to provide evidence of the many similarities as we contemplate further action.”
Kim from Bluehole ended the press release saying that he and his company plans to “contemplate further action.”
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