Krafton, the company most well-known for PUBG, is setting its sights on animation for the franchise's next multimedia project. To create it, Krafton has recruited geek auteur Adi Shankar, known for projects such as the Castlevania Netflix Original Series to create a PUBG show.
After his work finishing off the fourth and final season of Castlevania, Adi Shankar has turned his sights to the possibility of an animated feature based on the PUBG universe. In a press release announcing his partnership with Krafton Shankar, who has been playing PUBG since its launch in 2017, said that he was "grateful" and "excited" to be given this opportunity. Krafton CEO Changhan Kim said in the same press release that in addition to creating more in-game content, their partnership is their latest step in "our broader strategy of expanding the PUBG Universe into a multimedia franchise." "We are excited to work with Shankar on exploring and realizing a world that brings the game to life for our fans," he adds.
This isn't the only recent PUBG multimedia project out there. Last month we got to see the live-action short film Ground Zero and the investigative "docu-drama" Mysteries Unknown: Birth of the Battlegrounds, starring Jonathan Frakes, who played Riker in Star Trek: The Next Generation. As for future projects, there's the horror title The Callisto Protocol, set hundreds of years in the future and taking place on a maximum-security prison on Jupiter's titular moon. Meanwhile, Krafton is also investing in the Korean drama production company Hidden Sequence and has announced Project Windless, which will be a game and multimedia franchise based off of the Korean book The Bird That Drinks Tears.
The PUBG animated project has no release date yet, but Krafton will share more details "soon." PUBG: Battlegrounds is available on Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia.