Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene to Branch Off of PUBG Corp

Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene to Branch Off of PUBG Corp

Start a new division called PUBG Special Projects.

LizardRock by LizardRock on Mar 13, 2019 @ 12:00 PM (Staff Bios)
The titular developer of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is moving on to bigger and better things. Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene has left his position at PUBG Corp to start a new division of game development.

In a recent statement, Greene announced plans to move from Seoul to Amsterdam with the intention of starting a new division of PUBG Corp called PUBG Special Projects. While he intends to stay in touch with the development team as a consulting creative director, the game itself will be led by Taeseok Jang.

"The past five years of my life has been all about battle royale. From the early days working on a mod to getting the chance to create my vision for a battle royale title, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

It's been an incredible journey and our game has reached heights I never thought possible. Seeing the game grow into what it is today has been a dream come true and I can't thank our fans and the incredible team at PUBG Corporation enough."

PUBG Special Projects is described as sort of an R&D branch of the company.

"We are tasked with exploring, experimenting, and creating new technologies, tools, pipelines, and gameplay; but for me, it is more than that. Together with a team of game developers and researchers, we will explore new possibilities of interaction and connection within the game space."

Greene has been an influential proponent of the gaming industry of the last few years, primarily for his hand in popularizing the battle royale genre of games. Without him, would games like Apex Legends and Fortnite had ever been made?

While best known for the massively popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, his first claim to fame was with DayZ: Battle Royale, a variation of the zombie-based Arma 2 mod. His success wasn't without its own stresses, however. Greene had previously expressed his frustrations with certain criticisms. He's described the common "PUBG just flips assets" complaint as something that "kills me a little inside."

Keep on livin' your life, Greene.


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