December 5, 2017 > Video-game companies suing players who cheat
Video-game companies suing players who cheat
By Emery P. Dalesio Associated Press Business Writer
A video-game maker is suing online gamers for designing or using computer code allowing them to crush competitors playing the popular ``Fortnite'' survival video game.
Epic Games says in lawsuits in North Carolina and California against three Americans and six foreign gamers that the game's experience and profit potential is spoiled when cheaters win. The free-to-play online game generates revenue by charging for cosmetic options like different outfits for virtual characters.
Thomas Jefferson School of Law professor Kevin Greene says some video game makers are aggressively cracking down, but litigation also could drive away other players.