PUBG Creator Brendan Greene Says He’s Done With Battle Royale
While it may not have been the first game to do Battle Royale, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds certainly made an impression among fans. As such it played a major part in the incredible growth of the genre that’s led to the multitude of titles such as Apex Legends, Fortnite, and even the latest Call of Duty. The creator behind PUBG, Brendan Greene, recently opened up on his leaving the project in order to move on to other things however the creator has now come forth to clarify, stating that he’s done with the entire genre for the time being.
While in an interview at GDC this year, Greene explained that the last two years working on PUBG has been “an insane ride” as the online title dominated the gaming industry in terms of viewers on Twitch and concurrent players before Fortnite’s arrival. Greene then explained that the team working on PUBG has a good handle on what they want out of the game, making it possible for him to move on to other things.
It wasn’t that I wanted to move onto something different, it was that the team we have… you know, I’m super happy with them. They have the reins of battle royale, they know what PUBG and our battle royale is, they understand what we want from the game and what we want to do to it moving forwards, so I saw it as a good chance for me to announce Special Projects.”
As for what Greene hopes to do next, the creator is building a new team under PUBG Corp called “Special Projects” that aims to focus on “exploring, experimenting, and creating new technologies, tools, pipelines, and gameplay.” While that doesn’t divulge too much, Greeene explained that he has a lot of ideas in his head and the goal of “Special Projects” is to essentially take those ideas and translate them into something playable.
I have lots of other ideas in my head for games I would like to play and we’re going to see if other people would like to play them too. That’s where we’re at. We haven’t really started anything yet because we’re team building.”
It’ll be interesting what Greene and his Special Projects team has to offer within the next few years. PUBG is currently available of PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, as well as mobile devices.
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