PlayerUnknown” creator Brendan Greene, known for creating PUBG: Battlegrounds (formerly PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), has gone independent. In addition to having a minority stake, his playerUnknown Productions studio was spun out of the owner of PUBG, Krafton.
PUBG and Krafton have given me many opportunities over the past four years, says Greene in his statement. As I embark on the next chapter of my journey, I’m looking forward to realizing a vision I’ve had for years. Finally, I would like to thank Krafton for its support of my plans, and you can expect more information from me later.
PUBG CEO Scott Greene left the core PUBG team in 2019 and moved to the PUBG Special Projects division in Amsterdam (where Krafton is based). In order to enable multiplayer in open-world games, PlayerUnknown Productions is investigating the systems needed.
Greene has only listed Prologue on the studio’s website; he posted an atmospheric teaser for the game late last year, so perhaps he has taken it with him.
As the father of the genre that has dominated the gaming landscape over the past few years, Greene’s departure from Krafton is significant. A developer of battle royale mods for ARMA 2 and H1Z1 before PUBG, Greene rose to prominence as a developer of battle royale mods for ARMA 2.