Krafton sues Google, YouTube and Apple over alleged PUBG clone

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds studio Krafton has filed a lawsuit against Apple, Google, YouTube and free-to-play company Garena over two mobile games Free Fire (originally called Free Fire: Battlegrounds) and Free Fire: Max, saying it “extensively copied many aspects” of the pioneering Sexual battle royale game.

Garena started selling Free Fire in Singapore in 2017 shortly after PUBG launched. litigation (pass through edge). This apparently led to a complaint and settlement, but that settlement did not include any kind of licensing deal or license to distribute the game. Still, a mobile version of the game appeared on the App Store and Google Play that same year, followed by Free Fire Max in 2018.