Krafton, the parent company of PUBG developer and publisher, is suing Apple, Google and Garena, over alleged copyright infringement by mobile battle royale title Free Fire, according to a report by Reuters.
The South Korean company claims that the mobile game has copied several aspects of PUBG: Battlegrounds, which includes “game structure, in-game items, equipment and locations”. While Garena was sued for making the title, Google and Apple were included for distributing Free Fire in its application stores.
How many people play Free Fire?
As you know too! Free Fire is a very popular battle game all over the world. Lots of people play all over the world. Being available worldwide, this game is played by millions, not thousands. Speaking of the present time, more than 450 million people play Free Fire. Each player playing Free Fire completes each match with 50 players surviving the longest. He wins the match.
Garena started working on Free Fire in mid-2017. Free Fire game was created with the help of two subsidiary companies. Popular battle games like Free Fire were created with the help of 111dots Studio (Vietnam) and Omens Studios (Netherlands). And after the game was ready on September 30, 2017, it was made available to people all over the world.
PUBG’s controversial history
PUBG was originally released in 2016 and has had a great impact on gaming culture. The mobile version of the game was just as impressive for the company. In later years Krafton also sued both Epic Games and NetEase for releasing similar games. Their allegations in these cases were largely that they were obviously inspired by battle royale gameplay. This despite not being an original concept in PUBG.
The former (Epic Games) was dropped, while the NetEase battle escalated into a series of mutual lawsuits in different jurisdictions.
Unrestricted and Auto-Aim Feature
Free Fire comes with an auto-aim feature which is missing in PUBG due to its aim accuracy feature. This aid allows Free Fire players to effectively hit opponents and thus effectively jump to the next level. On the other hand, PUBG lacks such a feature which only forces the player to rely on their perceptions to aim at the right target.
In PUBG, there is a 6 hour limit for players under the age of 18. However, Free Fire is free from any kind of restrictions or bans when it comes to non-stop playing.
Lost Light is a fairly new battle royale game for mobile devices. It uses the same “survival of the fittest” idea as games like Garena Free Fire. Even though the graphics and gameplay of the game look more like PUBG Mobile, Lost Light is a great alternative to Free Fire or PUBG Mobile if you want to try something new.