Free Fire is going through its worst moment. And we are not referring to the fact that the video game has lost players or that it has been banned in India, but to the fact that the demand for krafton against Apple, Google and Garena would cause the servers of the popular battle royale for mobile devices close at the end of March. What happened? We tell you.
In 2017, months after PUBGgame known as the father of battle royaleit premieres, Garena surprised with the launch of Free Fire Battlegrounds, a game for mobile devices that, according to kraftonis an “unauthorized and thinly veiled version of Battlegrounds”.
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Because of this, the South Korean developer sued Garena, and the agreement stated that the Chinese studio was prohibited from selling or distributing titles that infringed the copyrights of kraftonbut this did not happen.
Time passed and the creator of PUBG filed a new claim. This time, against Google and Apple, where it is mentioned that these companies allowed the sale of Free Fire through their application platform; in addition, of having become millionaires with ideas that are not their property; that is, through the millions of battle royale downloads on Android and iPhone devices.
The demand continues, but it seems that krafton would have everything to win, since, according to a report published in Pacermonitor, the documents corresponding to the lawsuit were delivered to the corresponding firms, but Garena never responded to the first accusation.
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Among the documents that have been sent are the names of Apple, Google and YouTube, the latter for hosting a Chinese film called BiuBiuBiu which, according to kraftonis a “blatant and flagrant infringement in live-action of PUBGbut Garena He has not yet presented his defense.
Will Free Fire close its servers?
Although the documents are dated until February 24, the law states that Garena has until March 24, 2022 to respond to the accusations of kraftonbut if you don’t, you could be forced to close the Free Fire servers on March 24.