Reports and rumors have emerged suggesting that some video games, including Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, have been banned in China. These supposed bans have been handed out by the country’s Online Ethics Review Committee.
It was previously reported that PUBG Corp, creator of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, was filing a lawsuit against Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite. Now it seems that the two titans of Battle Royale games won’t be going to court after all.
The rivalry between South Korea’s Bluehole/PUBG Corp. and North Carolina-based Epic Games is highly evident. Fortnite’s arrival onto the battle royale scene took a good bit of market share from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Now, PUBG Corp is taking Epic Games to court over the similarities between the two battle royale games.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds offers a variety of personalized items to customize your character and their gear. However, PC players will find it harder to trade these with other players, and PUBG Corp. is citing third-party marketplaces as the reason.
Bluehole, the developer behind the hit battle royale game Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, has posted a community update on the game’s Steam page giving an update on their attempts to root out hackers and cheaters. This statement announced, among other things, that fifteen arrests have been made with the help of local (Chinese) authorities.
A new map is coming to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) later this year and it’s adding a new twist to the battle royal formula. With the close competition between Fortnite and PUBG, it’s no surprise that they’re bringing new maps. See about it here!
With games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds becoming interestingly popular, it’s no surprise that other games are trying to recreate the same experience. One particular follower of this trend has gotten some attention for its shortcomings.