The game developer behind the super popular battle royale title Fortnite, Epic Games, has decided to take legal action against the organizers of an event based on the video game. The event, which was not an official Fortnite event, didn’t go as planned and many customers quickly let the organizers know.
The Fortnite Live event, which was held on Saturday in Norfolk, was attended by hundreds of people. Many of them weren’t happy with what they saw and demanded refunds shortly after.
Many of the refund requests came after customers spent hours waiting in line to enter the event and receive the wristbands. Reports say some of the refunds were given to customers but many were left out since the event’s social media pages are gone.
The event drew nearly 3,000 people, with many of them expecting to see something related to the battle royale game. The event was far from what was promised and many were disappointed. Attendees complained that the attractions were not good and that prices to enter the event were a bit too high.
A spokesperson for the game developer had some things to say about the unofficial event. The spokesperson said that the quality of their player experience is very important to them and that the game developer was not in any way associated with the event that took place on Saturday. The comments ended by mentioning that they have issued a claim against the organizers of the event in the high court of London.
The event was heavily criticized but the owner of the company that organized it all has already suggested that it will return next year. The day after the event, Shaun Lord said that eight of his 19 staff members did not show up. He said this led to problems and the long lines.
He also revealed that those who requested a refund received one but he did not say how many people asked for one. He said they will take everyone’s feedback and act on it. His comments came before Epic decided to take legal action.
Fortnite, released back in 2017, is a battle royale game that is currently one of the most popular games around the world. The game focuses mainly on the battle royale genre, which was brought other popular titles such as PUBG, Apex Legends and H1Z1. In the game, the only goal is to survive the many other opponents that are dropped on the map.
Fortnite has exploded in popularity over the last year, breaking all kinds of gaming and streaming records. Epic Games has continued making changes and improvements to the game, which is available in many platforms, including PC, Xbox One and PS4.
The game recently held its first virtual concert, which featured electronic music producer DJ Marshmello. The concert was viewed by millions, so much that Epic decided to repeat the concert for those who missed it late at night.
Fortnite is a free-to-play title that is available for the PS4, PC, Xbox One, Android, iOS and Nintendo Switch.