Yesterday, we reported that Epic Games is all set to roll out its next game mode Battle Royale for Fortnite which will be released next week for free across all the platforms and it appears that the developers of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds are not excited about the new mode.
Battle Royale is a new game mode inspired by one of the most popular game of modern day, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds where last man standing in some random battlefield claims the throne. Fortnite’s new mode will be released on Tuesday and it seems that the team at Bluehole have their concerns with this new free-to-play mode.
Bluehole’s Vice President and Executive Producer Chang Han Kim issued his concerns over this new development from Epic Games in the form of today’s press conference. Check out his statement right below;
“We’ve had an ongoing relationship with Epic Games throughout PUBG’s development as they are the creators of UE4, the engine we licensed for the game. After listening to the growing feedback from our community and reviewing the gameplay for ourselves, we are concerned that Fortnite may be replicating the experience for which PUBG is known.”
Despite the fact that this is still months away from its final release, yet it managed to sell over 10 million copies so far and broke many records in terms of most concurrent players, including Valve’s own Dota 2. So the concern of studio’s VP is pretty genuine as no one can willingly see his success being hijacked.
He indicated that Epic Games is keen on pointing similarities between both the titles which is not fair to promote ones own product using one of the most popular available title in the market and furthermore, they might take some kind of action in the coming months.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is now available only on PC via Steam Early Access Program while it is slated for Xbox One sometime later this year. Stay tuned for more updates!