Knives Out, which deserves an award based on the fact that it has the best battle royale game name ever, is coming to the PlayStation 4, NetEase announced this week. The press release says that when it ports from mobile to PS4, it will “retain the battle royale gameplay that is key to the mobile version. Specifically, one hundred players parachute onto the battlefield, where they scavenge for weapons and equipment to eliminate all opponents while avoiding being trapped outside of the shrinking safe zone as they fight to be the last man standing.”
The game entered our radar this past spring when PUBG Corp. sued NetEase for alleged copyright infringement in some of its games including Knives Out, in a suit where PUBG Corp. appeared to be laying claim to rather basic tenets of video game design. NetEase retaliated by threatening to sue everyone that cloned its own games and submitted a motion to dismiss in PUBG Corp.’s suit, calling it “shameless.”
And this game is no slouch, so it’s worth fighting for; according to SuperData’s revenue report for July, Knives Out pulled in quite a bit of dough globally, enough to land in in fourth place for mobile just behind Honour of Kings, QQ Speed, and Pokemon Go.