Brendan “Playerunknown” Greene, the creator behind the massively profitable PUBG: Battlegrounds (previously generally known as Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds) has introduced his studio, Playerunknown Productions, goes impartial. The crew has separated itself from Krafton, which oversees publishing for PUBG associated properties. Whereas Krafton retains a minority stake within the studio, Greene and his crew are, for all intents and functions, free to pursue no matter initiatives they want.
Playerunknown Productions is predicated in Amsterdam, and the corporate’s web site describes it as a spot to “discover, experiment and create new applied sciences, pipelines, and gameplay.” The press launch specifies the crew is exploring techniques to facilitate large open worlds. In December 2019 the crew launched a quick teaser for a mission known as “Prologue” that featured a seemingly panicked protagonist in a stormy forest. Whether or not or not it is a slice of the crew’s new mission or extra of a tech demo stays to be seen.
“I am so very grateful to everybody at PUBG and Krafton for taking an opportunity on me and for the alternatives they afforded me over the previous 4 years,” mentioned Greene in a press launch. “Right this moment, I am excited to take the subsequent step on my journey to create the form of expertise I’ve envisaged for years. Once more, I am grateful for everybody at Krafton for supporting my plans, and I will have extra to disclose extra about our mission at a later date.”
Greene spun PUBG out from a battle royale mod he created for Arma 2. After serving to introduce the idea to H1Z1, he joined up with Bluehole and launched Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds on PC in 2017. The sport grew to become a large success and launched the battle royale template later adopted in titles resembling Fortnite. Greene stepped down as lead designer of Battlegrounds in 2019 to steer the event of latest initiatives inside PUGB Corp.
Just a few months in the past, the sport’s title was quietly modified to easily PUBG: Battlegrounds. Krafton additionally introduced PUBG: New State, a brand new model of the sport constructed particularly for cellular platforms.