pubgManufacturer Krafton filed a major lawsuit on Monday: It is suing the developer of two mobile games accused of copying them. PUBG: Battlegrounds, PC battle royale shooter, And They are suing Apple and Google for distributing these games to their respective app stores. Crafton even accuses Google of hosting Youtube The gameplay videos of the two games in question, as well as “several publications containing a feature-length Chinese film are nothing more than a straightforward dramatic depiction of blatantly infringing battlefields. “
The games that Krafton raises are called free fire And Free Fire MaxSubmitted by developer Garena. In both the App Store and Google Play, they appear as Garena Free Fire And Garena Free Fire Max. Both are available for free with in-app purchases.
According to Crafton:
free fire And Free Fire Max widely copied many aspects battlefieldsEither individually or collectively, including battlefields Unlock the unique copyrighted game “Air Drop”, game structure and gameplay, combination and selection of weapons, armor, unique objects, locations and general selection of color schemes, materials and textures.
Crafton claims that Garena has earned “hundreds of millions of dollars” from app sales and that Apple and Google “likewise generated a significant amount of revenue from their distribution.” Free Fire.“
Crafton claims that on December 21, it took some action: It asked Garena to “immediately stop its exploitation of free fire And free fire max,Garena apparently refused; she asked Apple and Google to stop distributing the games, both of which are still available on both app stores; and asked YouTube to remove the featured videos. free fire And Free Fire Max The game “contains grossly infringing elements battlefields And, separately, the offending feature film,” which Crafton says YouTube did not.
In case you were wondering about this movie:
Update on the following:
1. The directors said it is not a PUBG movie, despite it being a PUBG movie.
2. Crafton said they are considering suing given the similarities with PUBG IP.
3. You can watch it with subscribers in English here: https://t.co/lS1SfdTRhj https://t.co/pBdcsqZttn
– Daniel Ahmed (@ZhugeEX) August 15, 2021
Crafton also notes that Garena sold a game in Singapore in 2017 that was “copied.” PUBG: Battlegrounds. While the claims for this have been settled, a license agreement has not been established, according to the lawsuit.
I’ll admit I haven’t heard of it free fire Before this lawsuit, but I have since learned that it is very profitable. free fire Gain $1.1 billion in gamer spending in 2021, according to data shared by analytics firm Sensor Tower the edge, an amount up 48 percent from 2020. While the total dollar amount is a little less than the staggering $2.9 billion pubg mobile earned from player spending last year, pubg mobile The numbers were up just seven percent year over year, Sensor Tower reports. can suggest pubg mobile Growth slows down completely free fire Rocket jumps.
We also checked with another analytics company, Appfigures, and while the data was different, it still suggested that free fire It is catching up. pubg MovingAnd PUBG Mobile Lite, and the Chinese and Indian editions of pubg mobile It brought in a combined profit of $639 million last year, according to Appfigures, while free fire He earned $414 million.
Apple and Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Jason Jules, spokesperson for Sea parent company Garena, tells the edge “Crafton’s allegations are baseless.”