PUBG isn’t suing Fortnite anymore.
PUBG Corp has ended their lawsuit against Fortnite developers Epic Games just weeks after starting proceedings.
The South Korean affiliate of Bluehole Inc decided to sue Epic Games for copying their ‘Battle Royale’ mode; made popular by the hit game, PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds.
It was unknown if PUBG Corp had a valid legal case. As both games use the Unreal engine, Epic Games could’ve been analysing PUBG mechanics, and engine use.
The lawsuit followed Fortnite’s rocketing success and eventual over-taking of PUBG at the start of 2018. Fortnite now has more than 44 million players.
While it did look like we could be in for a legal battle in the South Korean court system, it is now being reported from the Seoul Courts that PUBG Corp has dropped all claims, sending a letter of withdrawal to Epic’s attorneys.
Though a court battle would have been a fascinating thing watch, with Epic Games making a whopping $338 million, we think they could afford the long fight.