Brendan Greene leaves KRAFTON to found a new studio

The creator of PUBG the battle royale game genre, has left Krafton to form his own studio. Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene intends to form a new Amsterdam-based studio called PlayerUnknown Productions, with Krafton confirmed to hold a minority stake in the new entity. 

"I'm so 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," Greene said in a statement. "Today, I'm excited to take the next step on my journey to create the kind of experience I've envisaged for years. Again, I'm thankful for everyone at Krafton for supporting my plans, and I'll have more to reveal more about our project at a later date."

Greene's history with the battle royale genre dates back to his work on a DayZ mod, back when DayZ itself was still an Arma 2 mod. In 2015, following the success of that mod, Greene worked on an official H1Z1 battle royale mode as a consultant. In December 2017, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds released to immediate acclaim.