PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds creator Brendan Greene has left Krafton to begin work at his own indie game studio called PlayerUnknown Productions, putting an end to his time at Krafton.
PUBG is the game that arguably brought the Battle Royale genre into the spotlight. Although it was rapidly overtaken by Fortnite, it nonetheless remained a strong contender in the genre and is still played by hundreds of thousands of people every day. Now, the man who created the game is moving on to a new independent company.
PUBG Creator Reveals His New Indie Studio PlayerUnknown Productions
PlayerUnknown Productions is an entirely new venture headed up by PUBG creator Brendan Greene — although its first project is a bit of a mystery at this time.
"I'm so very grateful to everyone at PUBG and [Krafton] for taking a chance on me and for the opportunities they afforded me over the past four years," Greene said in a press release. "Today, I'm excited to take the next step on my journey to create the kind of experience I've envisaged for years. Again, I'm thankful for everyone at KRAFTON for supporting my plans, and I'll have more to reveal more about our project at a later date."
Aside from Brendan Greene's statement, a press release notes that the company is "exploring the systems needed to enable massive scale within open-world games." A trailer for the studio's first project Prologue — first uploaded in late 2019 — was highlighted on the company's official website.
Greene moving to a new studio and the above trailer might mean that a new Battle Royale game could be in development. That said, Greene's previous creation of PUBG shows that he's capable of surprising gamers with something they didn't quite expect, so your guess is as good as any.
For now, there isn't much to do other than wait and see what new game Brendan Greene and his team will cook up next. You can learn more about his company and sign up to be notified about Prologue updates at playerunknownproductions.net.
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