PUBG creator steps down from development team

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PUBG creator Brendan Greene has stepped down from an active role in the battle royale game’s development team.

In a statement he posted on Twitter, Greene revealed that he is setting up a new division of PUBG Corp entitled Special Projects, which will be based in Amsterdam – the PUBG development team is located in Seoul, South Korea.

Greene said: “Today, I’m excited to announce that my new day-to-day focus will be heading up a new division of PUBG Corp.: PUBG Special Projects…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.”

Greene added that he will continue to work as a consulting creative director on PUBG, and that he is looking forward to “Making a new life for myself in Amsterdam,” after two years on the road meeting PUBG players. Given that Greene was more responsible than anyone else for inventing the battle royale genre, it will be fascinating to see what he can come up with next.

For more PUBG-related news, keep an eye on the game’s website.

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