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Maker of World's Top Video Game Sues Chinese Company

  • PUBG accuses Netease of copying ideas behind Battlegrounds
  • The South Korean company has sold more than 32 million copies
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Source: Bluehole Inc.

The creator of the world’s top-selling video game has sued a Chinese company for allegedly ripping off content, from military-style air-drops to the iconic frying pan and chicken-dinner victory slogan the survival shooter’s become known for.

PUBG Corp., an affiliate of South Korean studio Bluehole Inc., accused Netease Inc. of basing two mobile games -- Rules of Survival and Knives Out -- on the ideas behind Brendan Greene’s PC smash hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. It wants both games removed from Apple’s App Store and Google Play and demands $150,000 “per infringed work,” according to a court filing.