Apple and Google are being sued by a PUBG developer for failing to remove clones from app stores

Whenever a game gets popular, we often witness an inflow of clone applications attempting to duplicate the game. It’s difficult to determine if these applications are intended to be a legitimate game or a fraud aiming to capitalise on the game’s success, but clones are rather widespread, and many creators are undoubtedly not happy about it.

So much so that PUBG’s creator, Krafton, has opted to sue Apple, Google, and Garena, rather than the makers of the clone applications, over the multiple PUBG-like clones discovered in their respective app stores.

Krafton claims that in Garena’s instance, the business produced games named Free Fire and Free Fire Max that were intended to be PUBG clones. Krafton further says that Apple and Google assisted in the distribution of hundreds of millions of copies of the games, allowing Garena to benefit immensely while simultaneously earning cash for Apple and Google through in-app purchases.

Krafton also claims that they alerted Apple that these games violated their intellectual property rights, but that they have done nothing to remove the applications from the App Store. The firm is now suing for monetary damages as well as the profits gained by Apple and Google from promoting the sale of clone applications.