WASHINGTON - 'Fortnite' is allegedly as addiction as cocaine.
The alarming claim made in a new USA Today report cites a lawsuit on behalf of two parents in Canada. The suit compares 'Fortnite' to casinos but says young peoples’ brains are not developed enough to exercise self-control.
That’s the crux of the lawsuit – children reportedly cannot control their desire to play 'Fortnite.'
Epic Games which publishes Fortnite apparently has thirty days to respond to the suit. So publishes reports indicate they’re not commenting on ongoing litigation.
The lawsuit says 'Fortnite' was developed by psychologists to, “develop the most addictive game possible.”
The plantiffs’ attorneys say their clients’ children developed an addiction after playing the 'Fortnite' video game.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School psychiatrist Dr. Petros Levounis says games can be created to have more addictive properties over others but he did not agree with the lawsuit’s claim that the game would be as addictive as cocaine.