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PUBG Developer Suing Multiple Companies, Including Apple, Over Copycat Games - IGN

PUBG developer Krafton has filed a lawsuit against mobile developer Garena, as well as both Apple and Google, over two mobile games that the developer believes copy its popular online shooter. #garena #shooter #pubg #krafton #ign
Tags: Apple, Google, Garena, PUBG, Krafton


PUBG’s developer is suing Apple, Google, and the developer of lucrative PUBG lookalike Free Fire

PUBG-maker Krafton filed a big lawsuit Monday: it’s suing the developer of two mobile games that it accuses of copying PUBG: Battlegrounds, the hit PC battle royale shooter, and it’s suing Apple... #pubg #battlegrounds #krafton #appstores
Tags: Apple, Apple Google, PUBG, Krafton


PUBG makers bring lawsuit against copycat game, plus Apple and Google

Krafton alleges infringement of PUBG by Garena Online, Google Play, and App Store #garenaonline #appstorekrafton #copycatgame #googlekrafton #pubg
Tags: Apple, Google, PUBG, Krafton, Garena Online Google


PUBG Maker Sues Apple and Google for Not Removing Clone Apps

Krafton, developer popular online battle game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG, has sued Apple, Google, and gaming company Garena over PUBG clone apps that copy PUBG gameplay, reports Reuters. The lawsuit accuses Garena of creating PUBG clones called "Free Fire" and "Free Fire Max," which originated in Singapore and were later released in the United States. Apple and Google are named in the lawsuit for selling the "blatantly infringing version" of PUBG that was created by Garena.As set ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Ipad, Mac, Singapore, United States, Rumors, Epic Games, Reuters, Apple Google, NetEase, Garena, U S Apple, Fortnite


Game Maker Says Apple, Google Selling Rip-offs in New Lawsuit

The maker of the popular game "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" says in a new U.S. lawsuit that a Singapore-based company made rip-off versions of its game, and Apple and Google have refused to stop selling them. From a report: Krafton alleged Monday in a Los Angeles federal court complaint that Garena Online's "Free Fire" games copy several copyrighted aspects of PUBG: Battlegrounds, including its game structure and in-game items, equipment, and locations. Released in 2017, Battlegrounds was one ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Singapore, Los Angeles, Tech, Apple Google, Garena, Sea Ltd, Krafton, Garena Online, Warzone Korea, Krafton Apple


A $20 Billion Company's Future Hinges on The New PUBG

The game formerly known as PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds accounts for 97% of the revenue of its maker Krafton. Given that the Seoul-based company is valued at almost $20 billion, we have a rough estimate for how much this single game is worth, according to the stock market. A good chunk of that value is in the potential that title holds for expansion. From a report: Krafton has staked its future on making PUBG -- no longer an abbreviation but a brand for a wider intellectual property franchise -...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Seoul, PUBG, Krafton, Krafton Given


Upcoming PUBG game is being developed on Unreal Engine 5: report

The developers of the PUBG mobile survival gaming franchise are reportedly availing Unreal Engine 5 for its upcoming instalment.It is no secret that the sequel of the acclaimed is in development. The project rumoured to be titled PUBG 2, is expected to be released next year provided there are no obstacles in the team’s way.The company, as of this moment, has not announced the release date and title for the project.A Twitter user by the name of PlayerIGN has come up with rumours about the upcomin...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Sci-tech, PUBG, PUBG Corporation, Krafton, ScienceTechnology – ARY NEWS, PUBG Amsterdam, WIP Krafton


Indian storytelling platform Pratilipi raises $48 million led by gaming giant Krafton

Pratilipi, an Indian startup that operates an online storytelling platform to enable writers to share their work in various formats, said on Wednesday it has raised a $48 million financing round led by Krafton. South Korean gaming giant Krafton led the Series D round for the seven-year-old Bangalore-based startup, bringing its to-date raise to $78.8 million. Existing investor Omidyar Network India as well as scores of high-profile entrepreneurs including Pratilipi chief executive Ranjeet Pratap ...
Tags: Apps, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Vodafone, Nexus Venture Partners, Bangalore, Singh, Amit Agarwal, Mekin Maheshwari, Unacademy, Hemesh Singh, Pratilipi, Krafton, Omidyar Network India


Hit game PUBG Mobile returns to India with scores of questions

Krafton, which filed for an IPO earlier this week, has built a gigantic gaming empire. If the firm is able to raise the target $5 billion from the IPO it will be the largest public offering in its home country, South Korea. The firm has something to celebrate elsewhere in the world, too. On Thursday, it pulled off another feat that no other firm has been able to achieve: Its sleeper hit title, PUBG Mobile, has made a return to India, which banned the title more than nine months ago. The world’s ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Gaming, Apps, Asia, South Korea, China, Ipo, India, Tech, Alibaba, Tencent, Mobile Gaming, New Delhi, South Asia


PUBG Mobile said to relaunch in India as Battlegrounds Mobile

Krafton, the South Korean developer of PUBG Mobile, said on Thursday that it is bringing back the popular gaming title to India under the brand name ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India.’ The new title, which uses the color scheme of the Indian flag and is largely a replica of PUBG Mobile, will offer “a world class AAA multiplayer” and free-to-play gaming experience on mobile devices, it said. The developer said it will open pre-registration for Battlegrounds Mobile India ahead of its launch in the count...
Tags: Gaming, Apps, Asia, Microsoft, China, India, Tech, Tencent, Vpn, New Delhi, Rishi Alwani, PUBG Mobile, Krafton, IGN India, Battlegrounds Mobile India


PUBG Mobile to relaunch as Battlegrounds Mobile in India

Krafton, the South Korean developer of PUBG Mobile, said on Thursday that it is bringing back the popular gaming title to India under the brand name ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India.’ The new title, which uses the color scheme of the Indian flag and is largely a replica of PUBG Mobile, will offer “a world class AAA multiplayer” and free-to-play gaming experience on mobile devices, it said. The developer said it will open pre-registration for Battlegrounds Mobile India “soon” ahead of its launch in th...
Tags: Gaming, Apps, Asia, Microsoft, China, India, Tech, Tencent, Vpn, New Delhi, Rishi Alwani, PUBG Mobile, Tiktok, Krafton, IGN India, Battlegrounds Mobile India


PUBG Mobile said to relaunch in India

Krafton, the South Korean developer of PUBG Mobile, said on Thursday that it is bringing back the popular gaming title to India under the brand name ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India.’ The new title, which uses the color scheme of the Indian flag and is largely a replica of PUBG Mobile, will offer “a world class AAA multiplayer” and free-to-play gaming experience on mobile devices, it said. The developer said it will open pre-registration for Battlegrounds Mobile India “soon” ahead of its launch in th...
Tags: Gaming, Apps, Asia, Microsoft, China, India, Tech, Tencent, Vpn, New Delhi, Rishi Alwani, PUBG Mobile, Tiktok, Krafton, IGN India, Battlegrounds Mobile India


PUBG Mobile-developer invests $22.4 million in India’s Nodwin Gaming

Krafton, the developer of popular gaming title PUBG Mobile, has invested $22.4 million in Indian esports firm Nodwin Gaming, the two firms said Tuesday as the South Korean firm looks to maintain some presence in what was once its key overseas market. Nodwin Gaming, backed by local gaming giant Nazara, has established itself as one of the largest esports firms in India. The Gurgaon-headquartered firm today works with several firms including Blizzard Entertainment, Valve, Riot Games, ESL to help t...
Tags: Gaming, Asia, Microsoft, China, India, Funding, Africa, Tech, Tencent, New Delhi, Asia India, Corporate Development, Nazara, PUBG Mobile, Krafton, Nodwin Gaming


Is a new game and $100M investment enough for South Korea’s PUBG to return to India?

South Korea-based PUBG Corporation, which runs sleeper hit gaming title PUBG Mobile, announced last week that it plans to return to India, its largest market by users. But its announcement did not address a key question: Is India, which banned the app in September, on the same page? The company says it will locally store Indian users’ data, open a local office and release a new game created especially for the world’s second-largest internet market. To sweeten the deal, PUBG Corporation also plan...
Tags: Gaming, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Microsoft, Government, China, India, Tech, Tencent, Fortnite, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, PUBG, PUBG Corporation, PUBG Mobile, Krafton


PUBG announces India return with new game and $100 million investment

PUBG Mobile will make its return to India in a new avatar, parent company PUBG Corporation said on Thursday. TechCrunch reported last week that the South Korean gaming firm was plotting its return to the world’s second largest internet market two months after its marquee title was banned by the country. The new game, called PUBG Mobile India, has been specially created for users in India, PUBG Corporation said. It did not share when it plans to release the title. Additionally, the company — and ...
Tags: Gaming, Apps, Asia, Microsoft, China, India, Tech, Tencent, New Delhi, Azure Microsoft, Rishi Alwani, PUBG, Daniel Ahmad, PUBG Corp, PUBG Corporation, PUBG Mobile


PUBG announces India return plan with new game and $100 million investment

PUBG Mobile plans to return in India in a new avatar, parent company PUBG Corporation said on Thursday. TechCrunch reported last week that the South Korean gaming firm was plotting its return to the world’s second largest internet market two months after its marquee title was banned by the country. The new game, called PUBG Mobile India, has been specially created for users in India, PUBG Corporation said. It did not share when it plans to release the title. Additionally, the company — and its p...
Tags: Gaming, Apps, Asia, Microsoft, China, India, Tech, Tencent, New Delhi, Azure Microsoft, Rishi Alwani, PUBG, Daniel Ahmad, PUBG Corp, PUBG Corporation, PUBG Mobile


PUBG Mobile plots return to India with Microsoft deal

PUBG Mobile, the sleeper hit title that was banned in India two months ago over cybersecurity concerns, is plotting to make a return in the world’s second largest internet market, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The South Korean firm has engaged with global cloud service providers in recent weeks to store Indian users’ data within the country to allay New Delhi’s concerns about user data residency and security, one of the sources said. Updated at 2.09PM IST on November 7: K...
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Asia, Media, Microsoft, China, India, Softbank, Tech, Tencent, New Delhi, Airtel, Diwali, Reliance, Rishi Alwani


This Week in Apps: iOS 14’s surprise arrival, Apple’s app bundle, TikTok & WeChat banned from app stores Sunday

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, TC, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Instagram, Microsoft, Youtube, China, India, Tech, Walmart, United States, Epic


Tencent’s new alternative to PUBG is already topping the revenue chart

In a move clearly driven by economic interests and an urgency to meet stringent regulations, the world’s largest games publisher Tencent pulled its mobile version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Wednesday and launched a new title called Game for Peace (the literal translation of its Chinese name 和平精英 is ‘peace elites’) on the same day. As of this writing, Game for Peace is the most downloaded free game and top-grossing game in Apple’s China App Store, according to data from Sensor Tower data...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Asia, South Korea, Government, China, Tech, Beijing, Quora, Tencent, Chinese communist party, Game Design, Shenzhen, Communist Party, Reuters, Guangzhou


Tencent replaces hit mobile game PUBG with a Chinese government-friendly alternative

China’s new rules on video games, introduced last month, are having an effect on the country’s gamers. Today, Tencent replaced hugely popular battle royale shooter game PUBG with a more government-friendly alternative that seems primed to pull in significant revenue. The company introduced ‘Game for Peace’ in a Weibo post at the same time as PUBG — which stands for Player Unknown Battlegrounds — was delisted from China. The title had been in wide testing but without revenue, and now it seems Ten...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Apps, Asia, China, Cloud Computing, Tech, Korea, Tencent, Bank, Player, Game Design, Weibo, Epic Games, Reuters, Sensor Tower



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