PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds creator sues NetEase for copying hit game
Knives Out, Rules of Survival targeted by PUBG Corporation in lawsuit
I played a game today. It went something like this...
Jump out of an aircraft. Parachute towards a deserted island. Search abandoned buildings for a variety of real-life weapons. Try to kill everyone else to be the last person standing.
As a player, it’s hard to deny that NetEase’s games feel like PUBG. Both Knives Out and Rules of Survival -- and, in fairness, other clones like Xiaomi Gunfight and Tencent’s CrossFire Mobile -- share PUBG’s focus on realism, with weapons and an island setting firmly rooted in the real world. And even if the maps don’t exactly match up, they do seem to have a variety of similar (if generic) settings, like farms and ports.
We tried to reach NetEase for comment on the lawsuit, but haven’t heard back. (It is a public holiday in China.)