Bluehole, the developer of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, stated at this time that it has “concerns” in regards to the not too long ago launched Battle Royale mode in Fortnite.
The developer issued a press release earlier claiming there are “growing concerns” within the Battlegrounds group about Fortnite’s replication of the mannequin.
Fortnite, developed by Epic Games, acquired an replace over per week in the past that added a 100-player, last man standing game mode which is sort of an identical to the Battlegrounds formulation. The mode will obtain a standalone launch next week for free.
When saying the mode, builders from Epic brazenly cited King of the Kill, and Battlegrounds as inspiration for the Fortnite iteration. “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,” Bluehole VP and govt producer Chang Han Kim stated.
“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.”
Bluehole went on to say that the similarities lengthen to the construction, core gameplay, and even the UI parts. “We have also noticed that Epic Games references PUBG in the promotion of Fortnite to their community and in communications with the press,” Chang Han Kim went on.
“This was never discussed with us and we don’t feel that it’s right.”
While Bluehole isn’t taking motion for now, the corporate stated that it’s “contemplating further action.”
It’s attention-grabbing that the developer mentions group suggestions because the impetus for this launch. I’ve not personally seen any on-line outrage about this from the PUBG group. Nonetheless, we’ll see how this develops over the approaching days.