PUBG v Fortnite: Who’s the TRUE Battle Royale?

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Lately, Battle Royale Games are the latest trend of the 21st Century.

You basically land on an island or a remote place and battle it with a bunch players. The last one standing wins the game.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds soared in popularity last year, introducing the battle royale shooter genre to the masses.

The popularity of PUBG led Epic Games to introduce its own battle royale mode in Fortnite, a shooter that now dominates Twitch streams and has become one of the most popular games on the planet.

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But aren’t they both almost the same?

You’re right! PUBG developer Bluehole previously revealed it had “growing concerns” about the similarities between the two games, and now Korean company PUBG, a subsidiary of Bluehole, has filed a lawsuit against Epic Games in Korea.

The Korea Times reports that PUBG is alleging copyright infringement against Epic Games, and has filed a lawsuit for the Seoul Central District Court to determine whether Fortnite has copied PUBG.

It’s not clear exactly how Fortnite has allegedly infringed upon the PUBG copyright.

They might look the same but their styles are different.

However, it is clear that the two games do share the same Unreal Engine 4 which Epic Games had developed.

At the end of the day, they are both great games and each with its own unique selling point.

More than 40 million copies of PUBG have been sold, and the game has also made its way exclusively to the Xbox One console.

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On the other hand, Fortnite continues to grow in popularity, thanks in part that it’s free-to-play, and the game made nearly $300 million in the month of April alone.

Both games have also arrived on mobile platforms recently, aiming to make a successful transition from PC or console to phones.

So what games do you guys prefer, PUBG or Fortnite? 

Source: The Verge



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