Earlier this week, Fortnite announced a 100 player Battle Royale Mode coming to the game. After examining the gameplay themselves, the developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ have taken hurt to the likeness.
The Vice President and executive producer of Bluehole, Chang Han Kim, made an announcement on the matter.
“We’ve had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG’s development as they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the game. “After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known.”
Chang Han Kim goes on to say, ““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.”
Kim is not wrong with this accusation. In the announcement trailer for the battle royal mode, Epic’s Donald Mustard says that the Epic team are “huge fans of the battle royale genre and games like PUBG and H1Z1.”
Finally, Kim leaves us with this, “The PUBG community has and continues to provide evidence of the many similarities as we contemplate further action.”
What “further action” do you think the team will take next? Let us know down in the comments!
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