PUBG developer Krafton is taking legal action against Garena, the company behind 2 hit mobile video games– Free Fire and Free Fire Max. The firm has charged Garena of duplicating the initial PUBG game for PCs and also gaming consoles (currently called PUBG: Battlegrounds) in the Free Fire video games.
” Free Fire as well as Free Fire Max thoroughly copy countless aspects of Battlefields, both individually and also in mix, including Battlefields’ copyrighted special video game opening up “air decrease” attribute, the video game structure as well as play, the mix and also option of weapons, armor, and also distinct objects, areas, as well as the general selection of color design, materials, and textures,” Krafton stated, according to a report by The
Garena Free Fire and Garena Free Fire max are both offered on the Play Shop and also the Apple Application Store. The video games comply with a similar freemium version like PUBG Mobile, providing a complimentary gameplay experience with paid in-app acquisitions for skins, emotes, and various other perks.
Krafton is also taking legal action against Google as well as Apple
Krafton is likewise taking Google and Apple to court for holding the video games on the Play Store and App Store specifically. The firm additionally supposedly asked Garena to “right away quit its exploitation of Free Fire and Free Fire Max,” in addition to asked Google to remove YouTube video clips including Free Fire gameplay.
This also includes a feature-length film that portrays comparable visuals to PUBG: Battlefields. This movie reportedly has nothing to do with the video game however continues to be discovered on YouTube. Check it out listed below.
The needs were supposedly not met. Garena refused the copying declares whereas the video games continue to be available on the Play Shop and Application Shop.
Both Free Fire video games continue to be exceptionally prominent in lots of areas including India, where the original Free Fire title was among one of the most prominent gaming applications in 2021, additionally leading the consumer spending graphes.
Garena has actually been earning big sums from both Free Fire games as well. Based on info by AppFigures, using The Verge, Free Fire alone made $414 million in 2021, while PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite and PUBG Mobile’s China and also India-specific versions jointly made $639 million.