Calex Légal, a law firm in Quebec, Canada, is preparing a class-action lawsuit against Epic Games, alleging that Fortnite was intentionally created as an addictive product – “like cocaine” – and that the developer has not adequately warn parents of the potential dangers for children.
“Epic Games, when they created Fortnite, for years and years, hired psychologists – they really dug into the human brain and they really made the effort to make it as addictive as possible,” attorney Alessandra Esposito Chartrand tells CBC. “They knowingly put on the market a very, very addictive game which was also geared toward youth.”
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