Everyone knew it was going to happen: PUBG has sued Epic Games. When Epic Games announced that Fortnite was going f2p and adding a battle royal mode, PUBG threatened them with litigation. Now, these threats have became a reality as PUBG officially files the lawsuit.
PUBG has put themselves in a very interesting situation with the lawsuit. PUBG and Epic Games aren’t merely two game studios. PUBG leases the Unreal Software, which is developed by Epic Games, in order to run its game. PUBG takes offence that Epic Games would create a battle royal game mode when a game of that type already exists and is running on Epic Games’ software. The last time a company that was licensed to use the Unreal Engine sued Epic Games, that studio, which had been in operation since 1992, went out of business.
PUBG, is both the name of the game and the name of the developers. They are headquartered out of South Korea and are a subsidiary of Bluehole. According to one source, the lawsuit was filed way back in January.
PUBG’s decision to sue Epic Games comes just before Epic begins a partnership with Neowiz Games to bring Fortnite to the Korean market. The details of the lawsuit are simple: they are seeking to have a court decide if Fortnite is a direct copy of PUBG or not. The lawsuit was filed at the Seoul Central District Court.
What is Battle Royal?
Battle Royal is a popular game mode that has taking the gaming community by storm. Players are parachuted onto a battleground where they will fight until only one player remains. In PUBG, players must scavenge the game map for weapons in order to arm themselves for battle; In Fortnite, the same concept of finding weapons exists, but it also has a Minecraft like building factor.
“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” has been the independent darling of 2017’s gaming landscape, to the point that it has now gone to iPhone and Android devices. While seasoned gamers may balk at the notion that a PC shooter could work just as well on an iPhone as it does on PC, the evidence indicates that both platforms are equally suitable. Despite the small size of the screen, everything seems to play well without requiring a controller, like the console releases necessitate. What may surprise most users is just how well the mobile version of PUBG maintains the sense of tension; headphones allow mobile players to track gunfire just as easily as someone playing on PC.
Others have commented that, much like with gaming PCs, anyone looking to experience mobile PUBG should do so only if they have a fresh model of phone. While graphics have taken an understandable hit for the sake of accessibility, with buildings being less populated and terrain being flatter and blurrier during while parachuting from the starting plane, the overall experience is one that is synonymous with what people expect from PUBG. Notably, the refresh rate on some phones may exceed that of a console experience. One reviewer, Matthew Gault of Motherboard, remarked that mobile PUBG is kinder to gamers who lack a specialized gaming mouse or lightning reflexes. Indeed, he feels that the mobile experience places everyone on equal footing in regarding to gaming skill.
One welcome distinction between the mobile version of PUBG and its contemporaries would be the inventory. Mobile PUBG automates loot collection, prioritizing whatever equipment your character is currently using; wielding an M16 will ensure that your character will focus on 5.56mm ammunition without having to push anything. While raiding a downed player’s corpse for gear involves a few more hoops, the game features quick item slots for one-shot items like bandages. The one major drawback to mobile PUBG? Tank controls combined with a touch interface for aiming.
Is there any game in the world of video games hotter than PUBG? PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds has completely taken over the gaming world and the team of talented developers behind the title aren’t slowing down anytime soon. In fact, PUBG is looking to embrace their recent hot-streak by releasing a slew of new (potentially) controversially updates. Most recent out of the PUBG update crate is the addition of Loot Crates. Now, don’t whiplash cringe, but loot crates can be added to games without being terrible and game-breaking. Is this the case here?
Well, PUBG was always going to be catering to gamers with some level of gambling so we aren’t surprised to see the new crates added to the game. The two new crates being added are known as Militia and Fever. The Fever crate is only accessible to those with an Early Bird Key. In either event, both crates are going to be incredibly rare to find with the Militia crate owning the rarest item of the bunch. Let’s break each crate down individually so you can see if they are worth your while.
The Fever Crate addition is named after the wild and crazy ’70s and ’80s with clothing looking like it was pulled straight from the disco. These crates can have items as simple as a tight polo to an entire corset with loafers. We don’t think these crates will break the game with fashion, but a few customizable combos do like quite nice.
The Militia crate is probably going to be the more popular of the two thanks to its military theme. You’ll find utility bats, special hats, mercenary t-shirts and more. The rarest item in this crate, and the game is the military skirt which only has a .00064% drop percentage.
Fever Crates can be purchased with Battle Points and an Early Bird access key. The military crate is only available roughly 40% of the time when you purchase other boxes in the game.
One of the most popular shooters on the market today is likely about to get even more popular in the very near future. We’ve long known the PC exclusive was coming to the Xbox One as part of that platform’s game preview program. Now it appears Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds is going to be going mobile as well. Don’t get too excited yet, unless you happen to live in mainland china. Tencent announced on Monday that the game would be getting a mobile port, but that mobile port is only going to be available in the communist country.
The game in the United States has long been developed and handled by Bluehole Studios. Last week Tencent announced it had acquired the rights to the game for the Chinese market. Instead of bringing it over there in some new kind of console port, it is going for something that is playable on the Android and iOS platforms. Tencent also announced, according to Dualshockers that it would be making a few modifications here and there in order to have a better reception in the Chinese market.
The real question about this news is whether or not North American and European players will eventually be able to get their hands on the mobile version of PuBG. It seems as though there would be one heck of a market for Android and iOS in the states and Great Britain. Because Tencent is taking over development of that mobile version, there is not telling whether or not there can ever even be a kind of version of what Chinese gamers are about to get offered.
It seems as though bringing PuBG to the mobile platforms all over the world would only be a good thing. At the same time, it’s possible Bluehole understands there is such as thing as overexposure. There is also the little issue that the game still hasn’t been officially released on any platform. While it’s expected to be released as version 1.0 by the end of 2018 on PC, there isn’t an official date yet.
The widely popular video game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” will finally be making an appearance on the Xbox One console later this year. It will be released as part of the Xbox Game Preview program on December 12, which will allow video game fans everywhere a chance to buy and play the game while it is still being tweaked by the developers.
“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” was released in a similar fashion for Microsoft Windows computers through Stream, and it quickly became one of the most popular video games in the world. Steam has claimed that more than two million people play the game on their PC every day, and it has also sold a total of 18 million copies since its early release in March. The developers have finally perfected the PC version of the game, so they can now shift their focus to the upcoming Xbox One release.
While the goal is to make the two versions of the game identical, that will not be possible when the Xbox One version launches on December 12. The console version of “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” will initially lack some of the features and maps of the PC version. The goal is to make the both versions identical, but that may take a few months to achieve.
It is safe to say that most people that own an Xbox One are not going to complain about playing the unfinished game in December. The exciting battle royal gameplay of “PlayerUnknown’s Battlgrounds” has made it one of the biggest phenomenons in the video game community this year, but a large percentage of gamers have not got to experience it yet because they do not own a personal computer equipped for gaming.
“PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” will cost $29.99 when it hits the Xbox Game Preview program in December. Microsoft currently has exclusive rights to the game, so there are no plans to release it on the PS4 in the near future.