PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer "concerned" Fortnite is copying their game

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Last week saw Epic announce and beta launch a battle royale mode for Fortnite. In its announcement, Epic referred to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the battle royale multiplayer shooter that has shot to the top of Steam, and players were quick to draw comparisons between the two games. However, PUBG’s developers, Bluehole, have said that they are concerned with the similarities between the two games.

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“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,” Chang Han Kim, Bluehole’s vice president and executive producer, says in a press release. “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.”

 It wasn’t only Fortnite’s mechanical similarities, Bluehole point to the way Epic have referenced PUBG in its announcements about its battle royale mode. “We have also noticed that Epic Games references PUBG in the promotion of Fortnite to their community and in communications with the press,” Han Kim continues. “This was never discussed with us and we don’t feel that it’s right.”

Currently, Bluehole are only saying they have noticed players’ concerns with the similarities between the two games. But Han Kim also says: “The PUBG community has and continues to provide evidence of the many similarities as we contemplate further action.”

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dust313 Avatar
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1 Month ago

I really hope they won't start a legal war over this because, in the end PUBG is very close to a clone of H1Z1 MOD which green created, and the ARMA MOD too, Just like when League of legends started off obviously it was compared to DOTA and so on.

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DeDocked Avatar
3 Weeks ago

I hope you know it's not copying when the person created all those mods. Greene published all those mods, pubg was his first stand alone game.

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[GM] SocietyX Avatar
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1 Month ago

Must be an interesting situation to be in as Blue Hole Studios blatantly ripped off NCSOFT assets and art in their own game TERA. Weird how that swings around on ya.

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nbk-RED Avatar
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2 Weeks ago

This is almost the same exact thing I posted over on the IGN boards once I read about this. So the company that was found guilty in court of LITERALLY stealing code is now mad at another company for FIGURATIVELY stealing what is mostly just a game mode like CTF.

Bluehole, why the sudden problem with stealing?

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TsunamiWombat Avatar
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1 Month ago

...But the games look NOTHING alike?

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Darkedone02 Avatar
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1 Month ago

Anyone can actually copy PUBG when you look at it. Everything look so simple when you play it.

besides, it's very close to h1z1's king of the kill game in similar aspects.

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Glen_Runciter Avatar
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4 Weeks ago

Really?

You get lucky, and earn a shitload of money with such a simple, crappy game that's not even original, and you have the nerve to start some cynical bullshit like this?

I've never liked these guys, but now I KNOW they are a shit developer.

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The DJ Avatar
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4 Weeks ago

If someone is concerned that someone is "stealing" their idea, they should be grateful that they would copy a great game. Just because someone is taking elements from another game, means nothing.

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Rasenka Avatar
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3 Weeks ago

To be honest I never get the whole "they are stealing my idea" argument. Of course there are some examples where it happened, but that someone is stealing an idea from such a successful game and they are "worried" is really bullshit...

Just polish your game and develop it in interesting ways instead of starting the whining game against others who are jumping on the train. PUBG didn't invent the battle royale genre, not but any stretch of the imagination, so they should just focus on making the best game they possibly can.

My two cents.

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anita27 Avatar
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3 Weeks ago

who can i play with

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