Bluehole, the parent company of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (aka PUBG), has officially dropped its lawsuit against Fortnite makers Epic Games, which accused the competitor of copyright infringement.
PUBG soared in popularity over the past year, but also saw the rise of a major competitor in Fortnite, introduced by Epic Games last fall. Fortnite has similar features as PUBG and was built on the same Unreal Engine 4 that was created and licensed by Epic Games.
According to Bloomberg, Bluehole dropped the lawsuit, but it’s unclear why… or if there was any sort of settlement between the two companies.
Despite the legal battle, Fortnite has contineud to grow in popularity, surpassing PUBG in monthly revenue in March and has 125 million players, just a year after launch. However, its not been without hiccups. There’s been a cross-play controversy with Sony after the PlayStation 4 maker blocked players from accessing their Fortnite PS4 accounts on the Nintendo Switch.
PUBG has been successful as well. By June, the company said the game had sold over 50 million copies across all platforms, averaging over 87 million players daily with over 400 million players in total. WOW!