The creators of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds were none too happy with seeing another studio seemingly “copy” their game, so much so that the PUBG Corporation filed a copyright lawsuit against Epic Games back in January because of their hit game Fortnite. However, that fight seems to be over. According to Bloomberg, PUBG Corporation sent a letter of withdrawal to Epic’s lawyers, marking the end of their lawsuit in South Korea.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Unfortunately, when a big company like Epic decides to add the widely popular ‘Battle Royale’ genre from the game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) to Fortnite, things get a little dicey. Bluehole, the creators of PUBG took offense to having their game copied, and even threatened legal action. But here’s the thing, you can’t copyright a genre, or at least you shouldn’t be able to. Continue reading Dear Bluehole and PUBG, You Can’t Own a Genre→