Bluehole may have handled the situation poorly, but their concerns are valid and Epic will need to respond.
This is the pettiest garbage ever. "Waah you're better at using a game engine so you shouldn't be allowed to make a game similar to ours!" Focus on development instead of complaining about others and maybe your game won't feel like its coming apart at the seams after each update.
Are they going to go Phil Fish, or Hello Games?
How is that particular concern petty? They have likely already payed EPIC millions for rights to the engine, and I think their concern that EPIC could utilize/develop engine features specifically for their battle royale game and withhold them from bluehole, which is clearly a conflict of interest, is legitimate. I don't know why Bluehole is worried, Fortnite looks like battle royale for 5 year olds. Completely agree this should all be discussed internally and shouldn't be news.
Many people have paid for rights to an engine. It's only natural to assume that whoever you paid the rights to will have the superior knowledge of said engine. Therefore when you purchase that engine, or do business with a larger entity with the monetary power of Epic, there's always this chance. Unless they got some no-compete clauses in writing, which I highly doubt, Bluhole is probably not in position to do more than complain. Did they patent any dev processes or ideas? Or, which is more likely, did they trust too much? So, while they might not look petty, Bluehole looks a bit hapless. Epic just looks like they exploited a loophole or exerted their corporate power to add something to their game.
I know this was going to happen. But yea, they should not take the petty route with this.
Bluehole? More like A-hole
Now Epic Game have a free advertisement.
lol what a blunder, what they're doing is basically a free advertising for fortnite while shooting themselves in the foot. Now there are many people aware of the game who would otherwise never heard of it. The biggest nail in the coffin is that Fortnite's battle royale is completely free and has better optimization so that many potato laptops that can't play PUBG can try the game.
Was Sony's attempt at copying Smash Brothers a conflict of interest ?
I am surprised Bluehole wasn't aware that this was going to happen. Whenever a game is extremely successful, there is always going to be copy-cats lurking in the shadows. Such arrogance to believe you can legally go after such situations. If anything, you should feel flattered for those who want to use your ideas. You didn't see Blizzard go after Hi-Rez for Paladins? You didn't see Fromsoftware go after like dozens of other developers for using their ideas. Welcome to game development.
How is this even a thing? High school drama shit if I've ever seen it lol. They have already sold an outrageous amount of units. You have already won! Stop crying over nothing. "They used the pubg in a marketing thing 😭" Good you dummy, thats free advertising. They will get the same engine updates as everyone else with the unreal license. This is fake crap drummed up by the media, has to be.
Epic is just laughing so hard right now it's great.
I really hope Brownhole files a lawsuit and loses AND a big two fingers up, to those arrogant crybaby brown-nose Twitch streamers !!!!
I still prefer PUBG over FN battle royale. But still this shit is petty!
I love PUBG but instead of crying over other studios making the same style of game, they should just improve their value proposition. It boils down to bluehole p*****g their pants because other companies might make a better version of their game
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