Brendan Greene, the creator of PUBG, has left Krafton to start his own firm

Syed AhadWeb Editor

02nd Sep, 2021. 11:10 pm
Brendan Greene

The inventor of a popular game PUBG, Brendan Greene, decided to be independent. Krafton, the owner of PUBG, has split out his PlayerUnknown Productions studio, which will have a minority share in the corporation.

Greene stated, “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,”

He further added, “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.”

Greene left the essential PUBG team in 2019 and moved from Seoul (where Krafton is based) to Amsterdam to lead the PUBG Special Projects division.

PlayerUnknown Productions is “exploring the systems needed to enable massive scale within open-world games,” as per a press release. Prologue, for which Greene released an atmospheric teaser in late 2019, is the only game listed on the studio’s website, so it appears he’s taken that game with him.

Greene’s resignation from Krafton is important, as he is widely regarded as the creator of the battle royale genre, which has dominated the gaming industry in recent years. Greene rose to popularity before PUBG as a creator of ARMA 2 and H1Z1 battle royale mods.

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