True & Honest Fan
- Sep 17, 2015
Gosh, if only there was some sort of origin point for all these genres so they'd not have a leg to stand on when it comes to copyright.
Can't put my finger on it though.
Playerunknown made the original Arma mod that started the battle royale game genre as it is and has talked extensively about being inspired by the original Battle Royale book/film. The crossbow, sickle and frying pan are actually references to the source material. (Fun fact: The pan was actually a mistake. It was a pan lid but nobody corrected him until months later.) They also added licenced skins from it.
Bluehole doesn't have a legal claim to the battle royale genre, but spiritually, Playerunknown does. He also did the original design work for H1Z1 BR so that doesn't count.