Epic is being accused of plagiarism. The Taro: Protector of the Wilds pores and skin was launched in November 2018 and bears a placing resemblance to an authentic character design that appeared on Deviant Art two months prior.
The design encompasses a masked character with two horns protruding from its head. The character’s flowing hair, masks, fluffy shoulderpads, and even its belt are virtually precisely the identical in Fortnite as they’re within the authentic paintings created by Elecast on Deviant Art.
Ok, This… This is simply terrible, An organization like epic games, simply STEALING the design from a small artist for making revenue (‘trigger they promote the pores and skin…) Without giving, credit score or ANYTHING, They STOLE the total design. pic.twitter.com/Pt6JLMg933
— ShadowTV (@DJShadow_TV) March 31, 2019
We reached out to Epic Games for a remark and an organization spokesperson despatched via the next assertion: “We take these claims seriously and are in the process of investigating them.”