PUBG creator tired of all the Battlegrounds copies

Wants the gaming industry to offer better copyright protection for trademarks.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds to PC and now also Xbox One has created a huge Battle Royale trend in the gaming world. However, the creator of PUBG, Brendan Greene, is not euphoric of all clones that appear in the wake – especially in China.

I want other developers to put their own spin on the genre, not just lifting things from our game. (..) In movies and music, there is IP protection and you can really look after your work. In gaming that doesn’t exist yet, and it’s something that should be looked into.

Greene tells this to BBC1 Radio 1 (via BBC Newsbeat). He mentions no names and does not want to shut down any games. Rather the opposite. Greene wants the genre to grow, and then other developers are required to test new ideas and angles. Here he may count on games such as GTA Online, Dying Light, Fortnite and Warface, all of which have a flavor for Battle Royale.

Greene wants the games to have the same level of copyright protection as movies and music. He also mentions that big publishers sometimes can take an idea created by a smaller, unknown studio and make it their own, because they have big money and plenty of resources.

  • December 16, 2017
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