Brendan Greene, the person behind everyone having to type PlayerUnknown every time the battle royale game comes up, is moving away from the game and heading a new division that focuses on research and game development.
Greene is moving from Seoul to Amsterdam where he will lead a new division of PUBG Corp. called PUBG Special Projects. He will remain a “consulting creative director” for PUBG, but it sounds like for now he needs a break from the game.
“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.”
Despite liking or disliking the genre, it is impossible to deny Greene’s mark on gaming history. Battle royale has taken over in the last few years and millions of players hop into a battle royale daily.
Greene will continue working on online experiences, but with something fresh away from the battle royale bluster. “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. So, I can’t wait to start this new journey with a new team in a new city, play some games again, and see what the future holds.”