Krafton, the developer of the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) game, filed a lawsuit against Garena, Apple, and Google.
In his lawsuit, Krafton accused Garena of plagiarizing the PUBG game on the Free Fire and Free Fire Max games. Meanwhile, Apple and Google were sued for their role in distributing the two games on the Play Store and App Store app stores.
“Free Fire and Free Fire Max have extensively traced various aspects of Battlegrounds (PUBG), both individually and in combination.”
“This includes Battlegrounds' copyrighted water drop feature,” Krafton said in his lawsuit.
Krafton also claims that the structure, gameplay, selection of weapons, armor, objects, and locations in Free Fire and Free Fire Max have similar schemes and textures to PUBG.
Krafton assesses that Garena has earned hundreds of millions of dollars from selling items in the application. This means that as distributors, Apple and Google also get a share of Garena's revenue.
Therefore, Krafton asked Garena to stop the exploitation of Free Fire and stop the distribution of the game.