PUBG maker is suing Apple, Google, & Free Fire developer Garena

The develop behind PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) has just recently filed a lawsuit against major companies, and Google, along with the maker of “PUBG Clones” developer, Garena as well.

According to The Verge, Krafton Inc is suing Garena for developing two games that are allegedly a copy of its existing title, PUBG: Battlegrounds. This was the original battle royale game that kicked off the BR trend while also spawning its popular mobile spin offs as well. However, Garena is facing the lawsuit owing to its two mobile games, namely Free Fire and Free Fire Max. Furthermore, the company is even suing the two tech giants and for distributing the game.

According to an official statement from Krafton, “Free Fire and Free Fire Max extensively copy numerous aspects of Battlegrounds, both individually and in combination, including Battlegrounds copyrighted unique game opening “air drop” feature, the game structure and play, the combination and selection of weapons, armor, and unique objects, locations, and the overall choice of color schemes, materials, and textures.”


Krafton is also accusing for hosting YouTube videos with gameplay of the two games as well as “numerous posts containing a feature-length Chinese film that is nothing more than a blatantly infringing live action dramatization of Battlegrounds.” For those unaware, Garena’s Free Fire and Free Fire Max is available in both App Store and Play Store for free. The PUBG developer even added that Garena has earned hundreds of millions from in game sales through and app stores.


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