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PUBG Corp. drops Fortnite lawsuit against Epic

PUBG Corp., the developer behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has decided to drop the lawsuit they filed against Epic games.

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PUBG Corp., the developer behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has decided to drop the lawsuit they filed against Epic games.

The suit, which was filed back in January of this year, alleged that there were “similarities between the battle royale mode in Epic Games’ newly revealed Fortnite and PUBG.”

The dropping of the suit was reported by Bloomberg. The report, by Sam Kim, stated:

“PUBG Corp. sent a letter of withdrawal to Epic Games Inc.’s attorneys on Monday and the South Korean case has since closed, according to the website of the local court system. PUBG and its law firm confirmed the action but wouldn’t say why, nor whether a settlement had been reached. Representatives for Epic in Korea had no immediate comment.”

With no concrete information, we can only speculate why the suit was dropped. It could have something to do with the fact that both companies are part-owned by Tencent. There is also the fact both games run on the Unreal Engine, which is created and owned by Epic Games.

We won’t know for sure unless an official statement is released.


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