NetEase, the creator of mobile battle-royale games Rules of Survival and Knives out, is being sued by PUBG Corporation for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and false designation of origin, according to the formal complaint document, which was made public by Torrentfreak.
The 155-page complaint was actually filed in a California federal court last year, and contains a laundry list of game elements and mechanics, such as the map geography, buildings, weapons, pre-game lobby, air jump/parachute mechanic, shrinking map size, the “Total Look and Feel”, and more.
“PUBG has suffered irreparable harm because of Defendants’ unlawful, unfair, and/or
fraudulent business conduct and will continue to suffer irreparable harm in the future unless
Defendants are enjoined from their unlawful, unfair, and/or fraudulent business conduct,” as stated in the complaint.
The suit ends with PUBG requesting NetEase stop distributing each and every version of RoS and KO, as well as stop supporting and developing them.
According to the original article, NetEase has not made any comment yet. Moving forward, it’s up to the courts if PUBG’s case holds any water.