Game Maker Says Apple and Google Are Selling Fraudulent Battlegrounds

By Lauren Berg (January 12, 2022, 7:20 PM EST) — Video game developer PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is suing Apple and Google in federal court in California, alleging the tech giants are again selling a game that blatantly rips its popular battle royale game.

According to a 108-page lawsuit filed on Monday, Singapore-based Garena Online recently released its app called Free Fire MAX which copies Krafton Inc.’s PUBG: Battlegrounds, and Apple Inc. and Google LLC have distributed hundreds of millions of copies of the infringing application via the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Krafton, the creator of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, claims that Garena’s Free Fire and Free Fire MAX violate many…

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