Epic Games, the studio behind Fortnite, is being sued by the owners of a Florida tourist attraction called Coral Castle.
The lawsuit is based on the fact that Epic Games included a virtual coral castle in the final season of Fortnite. The problem is not just the common name, but several other features that the game and attraction have in common such as “nautical / beach motifs, castle structures, partial castle walls and stone objects. “.
Of course, Epic Games is currently involved in two much more consecutive lawsuits – the ones it brought against Google and Apple for removing Fortnite from the Play Store and the App Store respectively after Epic attempted to sell the currency of the game to players directly at a reduced price. .
The lawsuits accuse Google and Apple of antitrust violations, claiming the pair are preventing Fortnite from surviving on mobile outside of its app stores, slashing all sales by 30%.
It is likely that the Google / Apple lawsuit will take most of Epic’s lawyers’ time, although they will now have to make room in their schedules to claim that “stone objects” are a good thing.