PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds exec concerned over Fortnite Batt

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer Bluehole is a little worried around the upcoming Battle Royale mode for Fortnite. Epic Games' new mode will probably receive a standalone release on September 26  and are going to be free for everybody, not only for those who got such a Founder's Pack.
    Bluehole is a little concerned about it release and particularly about some alleged similarities between PUBG and
    Fortnite Skins Battle Royale. In fact, Epic Games even mentioned Playerunknown's  Battlegrounds as one with the references for Battle Royale. They also mentioned Daybreak's H1Z1, for example.
    In a press release released earlier today, Bluehole VP and executive producer Chang Han Kim said the subsequent:
    “After paying attention to the growing feedback from community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we have been concerned that Fortnite could be replicating the event for which PUBG is understood.”
    “We in addition have noticed that Epic Games references PUBG inside promotion of Fortnite on their community plus communications while using press. This was never discussed with us and that we don’t believe that  it’s right. The PUBG community has and is constantly on the provide evidence with the many similarities even as we contemplate further action.”
    We have no idea to what extent these “similarities” are really the, but perform know which the battle royale mode certainly wasn't invented with PUBG. Plot twist: H1Z1 achieved it first. Dozens, maybe hundreds  of games achieved it first.
    The statement also includes the subsequent, which may be a potential method to obtain trouble for all involved:
    “We've had a continuing relationship with Epic Games Buy Fortnite Skins throughout PUBG’s development since they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the experience.”
    Seeing that Bluehole is “contemplating further action” against Epic Games, we doubt that PUBG wouldn't find some trouble within the future with Unreal Engine 4 support and licensing. We're just  guessing, though, even as don't know how these deals fully operate.
    In another related news, League of Legends execs are concerned over Dota 2 similarities, and FIFA 18 is worried over PES 2018 resemblances.
    Do you believe Bluehole has the directly to be concerned?