PUBG ‘contemplates further action’ against Epic’s Fortnite battle royal mode
Remember that whole ordeal earlier this week when Epic announced that next week’s Fortnite patch will be a free-to-play PvP-centric battle royal mode? PvE players were understandably miffed, given it’s an about-face on Epic’s original plan to focus on PvE instead of PvP, but they’re not the only folks mad: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole has all but accused Epic of ripping off the mode, which Epic has previously said was inspired by PUBG as well as H1Z1.
In a press release this morning, Bluehole vice president Chang Han Kim says the company is “concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known,” down to parts of the UI.
“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.”
He concludes by suggesting he’ll be “[contemplating] further action.” That’ll be an interesting day. Wonder what they’ll do with all the other games with such a mode? Anybody got a popcorn gif?