PUBG Corp., developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, have dropped the copyright lawsuit against Epic Games over their dispute with Fortnite infringing on some of PUBG’s copyright.
PUBG Corp sent a letter of withdrawal to Epic Games’ attorneys earlier this week, and South Korea local court has closed the case, according to local court system website.
The original lawsuit was filed in South Korea court in January, when PUBG Corp. stated that Epic Games violated their copyright in making the Battle Royale mode for Fortnite. Epic and PUBG worked together on PUBG with Epic providing them with access to their Unreal Engine to run their title.
Bluehole representative stated back in September 2017 that they “feared” Fortnite copied many of PUBG’s features.
“We just want to emphasize this is only a problem because Epic Games is the company that makes the engine we use and we pay a large amount of royalties to them. And we had this business relationship and we had trust that we would be getting continued support, and we were looking forward to working more closely with them to get technical support, maybe develop new features.”
Both Epic and PUBG Corp. are partially owned by social media and gaming company Tencent.
Representatives for Epic Games and PUBG Corp. did not comment.