Epic Games admits that Fortnite’s Impostors mode is inspired by us

Epic game Said on Tuesday its Fortress night The imposter model-essentially a stylized Between us Remake-Unsurprisingly, inspired by the social deception game by developer Innersloth.

This message is just a quick reference Between us As an imposter’s inspiration, appeared in a Fort nightThe latest patch notes. But this is important because Epic Games has been severely criticized by Innersloth developers and fans on social media because they did not initially attribute the inspiration of Impostors to themselves.In addition, the name of the pattern is right Between us‘Alien infiltrators, known as imposters in the game.

“We did not apply for a patent Between us Mechanics,” Innersloth co-founder Marcus Bromander Tweet in August. “I don’t think this will lead to a healthy gaming industry. However, is it really that hard to spend 10% more energy on your own rotation?”

many Between us Fans on social media pointed out Fort night And the sheer size of Epic, and Innersloth and Between us‘Small studio.In reference Fort nightNew model, Between us programmer Adrian Warlick wrote She was “frustrated” with the Impostors model: “This is just another interesting reminder of how small we really are.” Innersloth Community Director Added Victoria Chen “Cooperation is really cool.”

Other critics pointed out that Epics and Apple are engaged in an ongoing struggle over what Epic calls illegal monopolies. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has repeatedly claimed that the company is “fighting for fair competition” for all developers, large and small, on the App Store-but some have pointed out Between us Clone without reference Between us, Violates these principles.

Polygon has contacted Innersloth and Epic Games for comments.

Epic found itself in a similar situation in 2018, when PlayerUnknown’s battlefield Developer PUBG Corp. sued Fortress night The manufacturer’s popular battle royale mode. Fort night, Originally released as a PvE base building game; it added a battle royale part in September 2017-now the main game, and PUBG claims that Epic copied PlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsCore functions and rules. PUBG Corp. abandoned its claim in 2018.