PUBG Changes Name to PUBG: Battlegrounds

It's not PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. It's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: Battlegrounds.
It's not PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds. It's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: Battlegrounds. / Photo courtesy of Krafton

Call of Duty: Warzone. League of Legends: Wild Rift. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: Battlegrounds?

The origin story of PUBG has been well-documented.

From releasing an Arma II mod to moving to Korea to join Krafton as the Creative Director of the project PUBG, the battle royale genre simply wouldn't be what it is today without the efforts of Brendan Greene, aka PlayerUnknown.

Now, as Krafton and co. look to turn their iconic title into a full-on franchise, it appears the term PUBG will be taking on a new meaning.

As all in the gaming world know at this point, PUBG was popularized thanks to it simply being an acronym of the hit battle royale game.

However, as chronicled by PC Gamer, it appears that as of last month, PUBG has officially become the name of a brand looking to significantly expand its horizons.

Krafton is actively expanding the PUBG brand through a variety of new experiences set in its universe. Rebranding PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to PUBG: Battlegrounds is the first step in us realizing this vision. Additional titles in the franchise will carry the PUBG name, as you see with our upcoming game, PUBG: New State.

Krafton PR (via PC Gamer)

PUBG: New Slate is set to take place in the year 2051, and will bring a lot of the same gameplay from its predecessor when it releases on mobile. The Callisto Protocol is another upcoming Krafton title that is said to be a survival horror game that takes place in the same universe of PUBG: Battlegrounds, 300 years later.

Ultimately, Krafton's decision to reuse the PUBG moniker for their future spin-off titles is a smart idea.

The change will also continue to bring pain to the brains of those who sit and ponder about the grammatical makeup of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds: Battlegrounds.