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PUBG developer sues Apple, Google and developer of lucrative PUBG game similar to Free Fire

PUBG developer sues Apple, Google and developer of lucrative PUBG game similar to Free Fire

pubCraft Maker Made A Big operation on Monday: The developer of two mobile games is suing, accusing them of copying PUBG: BattlegroundsPC battle royale shooter, e They are suing Apple and Google for distributing these games to their app stores. Crafton even accuses Google of hosting Youtube The videos of the two games in question, as well as “various publications containing a full-length Chinese film are nothing more than a straightforward dramatic depiction of a flagrant violation.” battlefields. “

The games that Crafton raises are called free fire e Free Fire MaxSubmitted by developer Garena. In both the App Store and Google Play, it appears as Garena Free Fire e Garena Free Fire Max. Both are available for free with in-app purchases.

According to Crafton:

free fire e Free Fire Max widely copied many aspects battlefieldsindividually or collectively, including battlefields Unlock the exclusive 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 have “likely generated a significant amount of revenue from their distribution.” Free fire.

In the process, Crafton compiled comparisons like this to make his case against Garena.
Photo: Crafton

Crafton states that on December 21, it took some action: It asked Garena to “immediately stop exploiting free fire e maximo free fire,Garena apparently refused. asked Apple and Google to stop distributing games, both of which are still available on both app stores; He asked YouTube to remove the featured videos. free fire e Free Fire Max The game contains flagrantly infringing elements battlefields And, separately, the offensive film,” which Crafton says YouTube did not.

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Crafton also notes that Garena sold a game in Singapore in 2017 that was “copied”. PUBG: Battlegrounds. According to the lawsuit, the claims for this have been resolved, however no license agreement has been established.

I admit I’ve never heard of it before free fire Before this process, but since then I learned that it is very profitable. free fire Earn $1.1 billion in gamer spending in 2021, according to data shared by analytics firm Sensor Tower On the edge, up 48% from 2020. While the total dollar value is just under the staggering $2.9 billion pubg mobile earned from player spending last year, pubg mobile The numbers increased just seven percent year over year, according to 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 take. pub changee PUBG Mobile Lite, Chinese and Indian versions of pubg mobile It generated 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, Official Spokesperson Parent Company Garena Al Bahar, she says On the edge “Crafton’s allegations are baseless”.

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