CARY – Epic Games apparently has prevailed in a copyright dispute with a South Korea-based studio that had sued the Cary company earlier this year in a battle between Epic;s Fortnite and the online title it displaced as the world;s most popular.
PUBG Corp. has dropped the suit that pitted its PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds against Fortnite, according to a notice in a South Korean court where the case was filed in January.
No reasons was given for dropping of the suit, according to Bloomberg News.
“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,” Bloomberg reported Wednesday.
Fortnite has emerged this year as a growing global phenomenon with well over a hundred million players. Although the game can be played free of charge, various options and in-game accessories are producing millions of dollars a month in revenues, according to video game industry reports.
China-based Internet giant Tencent is a minority owner of both studios.
PUBG also utilizes Epic Games’ Unreal game engine technology.