Epic Video games have come clear and admitted that the Impostors mode they added to Fortnite was impressed by Amongst Us.
By “come clear” we imply that, after going “nah nah, can’t hear you” for 2 months they’ve lastly admitted what was blatantly apparent to anybody with one functioning sense. Epic launched Impostors again in August which, though it copied Amongst Us, the massively well-liked multiplayer whodunnit, was a lot much less enjoyable to play.
Now, of their newest set of Fortnite replace notes, Epic Video games states:
“..v18.20 brings enhancements to Impostors, the sport mode impressed by Amongst Us from Innersloth!”
Is that this an enormous deal for Innersloth? Not likely as a result of, regardless of Amongst Us’s reputation, they nearly actually don’t have the finances or authorized muscle to match Epic in court docket, even when they confirmed any inclination to take authorized motion. Epic have already confronted authorized motion from a number of performers who accused them of stealing their dance strikes.
In line with GameDeveloper.com, the response from Innersloth’s group director, Victoria Tran, was “lol, good.” Flippant? Sure. Totally applicable given the circumstances? Additionally sure, significantly if you hear about what occurred subsequent.
Huge followers! We by no means received to speak about the way you impressed us. What do you concentrate on engaged on one thing enjoyable collectively someday?
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) October 12, 2021
No, you’re not imagining issues, that is Epic reaching out to Innersloth, asking in the event that they wish to collaborate after having profited from their concepts. True, a team-up might put cash in Innersloth’s pocket, nevertheless it’s like being caught copying somebody’s homework for a full two months after which asking if you are able to do the subsequent in-class challenge collectively.
We’ll hold you posted if such a collaboration ought to come up, nevertheless it’s not going to erase Epic’s blatant lack of respect for Innersloth’s work.