Dia buat lagi. Ugut saman-menyaman.

PUBG Corporation sebelum ini pernah ugut saman terhadap Epic Games, game Fortnite dan mode Battle Royale. Terkini, PUBG Corporation menumpukan perhatian kepada klon PUBG yang dibikin NetEase bagi platform mobile. Dua game tersebut adalah Knives Out dan Rules of Survival.

Menurut laporan TorrentFreak, tuntutan saman telah difailkan di mahkamah California kerana aduan hakcipta dan pelbagai tuntutan ciplak lain. Berikut adalah petikan dari dokumen tuntutan tersebut:

Copying in Rules of Survival Game
49. Rules of Survival: Rules of Survival (“ROS”) is a video game that was made and released by Defendants. ROS was released for mobile devices in the United States on or about November 14, 2017.
50. On information and belief, Defendants created ROS by copying BATTLEGROUNDS and with the intention of creating a version of BATTLEGROUNDS for mobile devices.
51. On information and belief, Defendants intended to create consumer confusion as to the source of ROS and intended to cause consumers to believe, incorrectly, that ROS had been developed by PUBG. On information and belief, Defendants intended to misappropriate consumer goodwill toward PUBG in order to market and gain economic benefit from ROS.
52. On information and belief, there has in fact been confusion in the marketplace as to the source and origin of ROS, with consumers believing, incorrectly, that ROS was developed by PUBG. For example, ROS has been referred to in the marketplace as “PUBG on Mobile,” “Mobile PUBG,” and the “BEST MOBILE PUBG”.
53. On information and belief, commentators in the industry have characterized ROS as a copy, “rip-off,” “knock-off,” or “clone” of BATTLEGROUNDS. For example, one industry commentator observed that “fans viewed the game [i.e., ROS] simply as a rip-off of the highly successful ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (‘PUBG’)” because “[e]verything about it screamed ‘PUBG’ as the majority of its elements seem to have been taken from the popular Xbox One title.”
Other industry commentators have repeatedly characterized ROS as a
“clone” or “knock-off” of BATTLEGROUNDS, or “[h]eavily modeled after” BATTLEGROUNDS.
54. On information and belief, the ROS app can be downloaded to a mobile device free of charge, and the ROS game can be played free of charge. On information and belief, Defendants have released ROS into the marketplace at or below cost for the purpose of gaining market share before PUBG releases BATTLEGROUNDS for mobile devices.
55. ROS contains many elements that are substantially similar to copyrightable elements of creative audiovisual expression in BATTLEGROUNDS.

Melihat kepada konsep, mechanics gameplay dan senireka asset, kitorang lihat kedua-dua game tersebut ada sedikit persamaan dengan PUBG. Korang pula bagaimana? Patut ke PUBG Corporation menyaman Knives Out dan Rules of Survival?

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