There is apparently no battle, real or not, between PUBG Corp., the developer of PlayerUnknown & # 39; s Battlegrounds and Epic Games, the study behind Fortnite despite prior filing of a lawsuit against the latter.
PlayerUnknown & # 39; s Battlegrounds brought the royal battle to the mainstream, but it was Fortnite that raised the genre to greater heights. Last year, PUBG Corp. sued Epic Games for alleged copyright infringement, due to the similarities between the two games.
The legal action, which was eventually suspended, would have created a crack between the two companies. That seems not to be the case, according to PUBG Corp. study director Brian Corrigan.
In an interview with PCGamesN, Corrigan said there are no resentments between PUBG Corp. and Epic Games, even after the lawsuit and alleged friction due to competition between PlayerUnknown & # 39; s Battlegrounds and Fortnite .
"People have this idea that there is some animosity or something with Epic, but they are one of our best partners, we talk to them all the time!" Corrigan said.
Corrigan explains that PUBG Corp. and Epic Games are learning from each other, as with PlayerUnknown & # 39; s Battlegrounds & # 39; adoption of the Battle Pass system, which began in Fortnite . However, that does not necessarily mean that what works for one game will always work for the other, since he believes his formula is unique.
"That's something we understand, and we have to always remember: This PUBG formula is unique, there really isn't anything else out there," Corrigan said.
The relationship between PUBG Corp. and Epic Games was already complicated before accusations of copyright infringement.The two companies are owned by Tencent, while Bluehole, the parent company of PUBG Corp., has a license agreement for Epic Unreal Engine development tool Games.
To better challenge the dominance of Fortnite PUBG Corp. launched the Fix PUBG campaign. It aimed to address the worst mistakes and performance issues in the game, which It was part of the reason why PlayerUnknown & # 39; s Battlegrounds lost its place at the top of the Battle Royale genre.
Fortnite with its global construction features, in addition to the mechanics of Battle royal e, stands out among its competitors. Fortunately, it was not canceled by Epic Games.