The relationship between Fortnite developer and writer Epic Games and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp. was believed to be considerably fractious, given the 2 video games’ competition–not to say PUBG Corp.’s attempted suing of Epic lower than two years in the past.
However, PUBG Corp.’s studio director, Brian Corrigan, has now claimed that could not be farther from the reality. He informed PCGamesN: “People have this idea that there’s some animosity or something with Epic, but they’re one of our best partners, we talk to them all the time!”
The relationship between the 2 firms is difficult. PUBG Corp. filed a lawsuit in opposition to Epic again in 2017, shortly after proclaiming its “growing concerns regarding the similarities between the battle royale mode in Epic Games’ newly revealed Fortnite and PUBG.” The legal case was later dropped.
PUBG Corp.’s mother or father firm, Bluehole, has an ongoing licensing settlement with Epic for the latter’s Unreal Engine growth instrument, which PUBG makes use of. In addition, each firms are part-owned by the identical company, Tencent.
While Epic brazenly cited PUBG as a key inspiration behind its Battle Royale mode, the latter has since borrowed concepts from Fortnite, which has gone on to be extremely profitable. Fortnite popularized the Seasons and Battle Pass format of updates, for instance, and PUBG has just begun its fourth season.