PUBG Corp. files copyright infringement lawsuit against Fortnite dev Epic Games

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Even more confusingly, The Gamer explains that both companies are owned - at the highest level - by Tencent, which is the world's largest investment corporation.

An Epic Games representative said the shopping cart is expected to arrive this week, but declined to offer exact timing. Fortnite, seeing a similar scale of player base, was released in July of a year ago - but only featured a four-player co-op mode where players shot zombies. Epic Games was open about PUBG's inspiration for the mode at the time, saying in a blog post "we love Battle Royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version".

"We filed the suit to protect our copyright", the company told the Korea Times. This the game's fourth test and the developer is saying that it could its last.

"PUBG" has seen its popularity fall as "Fortnite's" has risen. The previous record of 3.3 million simultaneous players was set by PUBG.

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On Tuesday, "PUBG" had around 27,000 viewers on streaming platform Twitch, about a tenth of "Fortnite's" 260,000. Still, PUBG isn't backing down from its claims that Fortnite is a "carbon copy" of PUBG, and is continuing forward with the lawsuit.

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Although it is now unclear when court proceedings will begin, it is something that battle royale fans should keep an eye on, given that a court ruling could potentially force one of the developers to change their game drastically. "PUBG" players have complained often about frame-rate problems and slowdowns, a critical flaw in shooter games that depend on an avatar's fast and fluid motion.

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