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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds developer is suing NetEase over PUBG 'clones'

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds developer is suing NetEase over PUBG 'clones'

PUBG Corp has filed a lawsuit against NetEase demanding it removes each version of Rules of Survival, Knives Out (pictured) and other battle royale games it believes are clones of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.

The mobile titles were released last year ahead of PUBG Mobile, and have proven particularly lucrative for NetEase. Knives Out was said to have made as much as $24 million in February.

As unearthed by Torrent Freak, PUBG Corp has filed a copyright infringement complaint in the US North District court of California. This is notable given PUBG Corp is based in South Korea and NetEase in China.

PUBG Corp claims to have previously submitted a complaint to Apple on January 24th 2018 about NetEase’s games, but following a denial of the copyright infringement allegations and refusal to remove ROS and Knives Out, the South Korean developer has now taken legal action.

You can read the full story over on PocketGamer.biz


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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