PUBG Corp withdraws from Epic Games lawsuit

PUBG Corp withdraws from Epic Games lawsuit

The developer behind Playerunknown's Battlegrounds PUBG Corp has reportedly dropped its lawsuit against Epic Games.

That's according to the local court system website - as reported by Bloomberg - which says that that PUBG Corp has sent a letter of withdrawl to Epic, closing the case. PUBG Corp confirmed this to Bloomberg.

Why the suit has been dropped is unclear. Both companies have relationships with Chinese tech and entertainment giant Tencent so it's possible that the parent has had to get in to stop the kids fighting.

The suit was filed in January of this year, with PUBG Corp alleging the Unreal Engine giant had infringed its copyright. It was met with a pretty unanimous disapproval across the board, with many saying this was a terrible look for PUBG Corp. Here on, we were worried about the precedent set if the Korean firm had won

That company does still appear to be pursuing legal action against Chinese company NetEase over its own battle royale games.

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds sales currently stand in the region of 50m on PC and Xbox One, with 400m users in total taking into consideration the free-to-play mobile version.

Fortnite boasts 125m players, by comparison. 

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