Beyond the phenomenon that Fortnite Battle Royale has caused, the true origin of this genre, and the boom that it has meant over the years, we find it in Playerunknowns Battlegrounds, a title that came out of the Krafton company and had Brendan Greene as the thinking mind behind the project following the Battle Royale of DayZ and H1Z1.
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However, the current news is not so much in how this creative contributes new ideas to the title, which has even come out on mobile phones and with which ideas such as adopting the free to play format have been thought, but rather everything contrary, leaving the company to form a new video game studio.
It is worth mentioning that Greene’s disassociation from PUBG has not been overnight, since the creative had been detached from the main development for years, focusing on special projects that led him to make new games like Prologue. Thus, Greene founded Playerunknown Productions, whose headquarters are in the Netherlands
PUBG creator opens new studio in the Netherlands
Obviously, Greener has not missed the opportunity to thank Krafton for the trust placed in him, which has given one of the biggest successes in recent years in the video game scene. In addition, It has not been revealed what he will do next in his new study, so we will have to be attentive to any type of future projects, although everything seems to indicate that it will be an open-world game.
It is worth mentioning that, although Fortnite is the most successful Battle Royale today, taking much of the media cake of this new and young genre, it cannot be denied that PUBG is also in very good health, even being the seventh most popular game on SteamThese data being excluded from your PC version, so it is to be assumed that the others are more or less in similar positions.
From DayZ to PUBG
Brendan Greene’s battle royale concept began life as a mod based on the DayZ modification of ARMA 2, but was revived as part of H1Z1: King of the Hill after Greene consulted on the game. Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds were created after Korean Bluehole Ginno Games hired him to create a battle royale concept for them. Since then, the game has become one of the most successful PC games of the last 10 years.
Recently, the game changed its name to PUBG: Battlegrounds, and thus also got rid of the “Playerunknown” connection, which is probably also a part of distancing Playerunknown a bit from the game.