Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene Parts Ways with PUBG Studios

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Considered by many as the father of the battle royale video game genre, Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene has decided to part ways with PUBG Studios. PUBG Studios is owned by Krafton, a publisher based in South Korea. Greene is the creator of the popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, or PUBG.

In a statement released Tuesday, Greene said he was “very grateful to everyone at PUBG and Krafton for taking a chance on me and for the opportunities they afforded me over the past four years.” He went on to say that his new venture is PlayerUnknown Productions, an independent development studio based out of Amsterdam where Greene resides.

Greene's new production studio is described as "a studio set up to explore, experiment and create new technologies, pipelines, and gameplay. Together with a team of game developers and researchers, we explore new possibilities of interaction and connection within the game space." The studio is currently developing 'prologue,' described as "an exploration of new technologies and gameplay. Our aim with this game is to give players unique and memorable experiences, each and every time they play. "

This move will not have any impact on PUBG, as Greene stepped away from direct involvement with the game two years ago.