PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds writer PUBG Corp are at present within the means of suing Chinese developer NetEase for copying points of their sport. In an fascinating twist, NetEase have determined to sue their very own set of copycats.
NetEase right this moment issued a press release (discovered here, because of mmoculture) saying that they’ll start to sue builders who copy “creative features” from their video games, Rules of Survival and Knives Out. Those two video games are each the topic of a lawsuit from PUBG Corp, which claims they’re “substantially similar” to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
NetEase’s assertion doesn’t point out PUBG, however caims that their video games have been downloaded by tens of millions, and had been downloaded with distinctive ideas and options. Sadly, the builders realised that different builders had been copying their “original ideas” in their very own video games. NetEase say they’ll use authorized sources to guard their mental property rights from “copycat” corporations, which is a daring technique contemplating they’re additionally being accused of being copycats.
PUBG Corp say they’ve suffered “irreparable harm” from NetEase’s exercise, citing use of comparable map options and even the usage of the Chicken Dinner in NetEase’s on-line advertising as examples of infringement on their title.