Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene has officially left Krafton Game Union. His studio PlayerUnknown Productions, which was already based in Amsterdam as part of Krafton, will become largely independent. It appears the studio is still working on the title Prologue.
All kinds of websites like Kotaku quote From a press release from Greene, expressing his gratitude to everyone at PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Krafton for the opportunities he has had over the past four years. He says he took another step to create the kind of experience he’d imagined for years.
Greene offers a few additional details, but says he’ll share them at a later time. He did not mention any projects in his studio in Amsterdam Playerunknown Productions Busy. An accompanying press release will say that the new team is “exploring the systems needed to enable the massive scale of open-world games.” The new studio is now independent, although Krafton holds a minority stake.
Playerunknown Productions still refers directly to Introduction announced in December 2019. From that point on, Greene’s direct involvement with PUBG ceased. He actually moved to Amsterdam at that time to work at Prologue as head of the newly founded Playerunknown Productions studio in 2019. Little is known about the current status of this game and the role of this studio.
Krafton Game Union was formerly known as Bluehole and is the South Korean company behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, among others. This 2017 Battle Royale and this year’s PUBG: News State mobile game are released by PUBG Studios, an in-house studio of Krafton formerly known as PUBG Corporation.
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