Brendan Greene, the creator of PUBG, has announced his resignation from Krafton to start his own firm
We were caught aback a few weeks ago when the game’s name was changed from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to PUBG: Battlegrounds, which many people thought was strange and unneeded at the time.
We finally know what triggered the change today. Brendan Greene, the game’s father (founder) and popularly known as PlayerUnknown, has departed PUBG Studio and its parent company, Krafton.
Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene has announced that he is departing Krafton’s Special Projects Division on Tuesday, August 31, taking with him his historic moniker (which is no longer part of the game’s title) and thanking all of his coworkers for their support over the last four years.
Greene’s gaming journey, in any event, is far from done. The developer announced the launch of Playerunknown Productions, a new independent company situated in Amsterdam, the same city where Krafton’s Special Projects Division is housed.
Interestingly, Krafton, the business he just left, owns a minority share in his new studio. Although it’s unclear what Playerunknown Productions will create, Greene has stated that he plans to focus “on the mechanisms required to allow large-scale creativity in open-world games.”