PUBG Corp Withdraws Lawsuit Filed Against Epic Games

PUBG Corp has sent a letter to Epic Games to inform them that they are dropping the lawsuit which was originally filed in January 2018. There is no particular reason cited regarding why the suit was dropped.

PUBG Corp. sent a letter of withdrawal to Epic Games Inc.’s attorneys on Monday and the South Korean case has since closed, according to the website of the local court system. PUBG and its law firm confirmed the action but wouldn’t say why, nor whether a settlement had been reached. Representatives for Epic in Korea had no immediate comment.

PUBG Corp, the company behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, originally filed suit against Epic Games in Korea over copyright infringement with its game, Fortnite. The lawsuit sought court intervention to decide if Fortnite, or at least aspects of it, such as the UI or in-game items, were copied from PUBG. The injunction was filed in January with the Seoul Central District Court and specifically against Epic Games Korea.

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