Some interesting news today from the creator of PUBG as Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene announced he will be working on a special project. The word went out on his official Twitter account, which we have a transcript for you below, in which he let it be known he will be working with the newly-formed Amsterdam team on a new effort that is yet to be announced. The company made it clear today in a press release that Greene will remain a consulting creative director on PUBG, even though his day-to-day focus will be heading up a new division called “PUBG Special Projects”.
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— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@PLAYERUNKNOWN) March 13, 2019
The past five years of my life has been all about battle royale. From the early days working on a mod to getting the chance to create my vision for a battle royale title, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.
It’s been an incredible journey and our game has reached heights I never thought possible. Seeing the game grow into what it is today has been a dream come true and I can’t thank our fans and the incredible team at PUBG Corporation enough.
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.
While I’ll remain as a consulting creative director on PUBG, development will be led by Taeseok Jang and the fantastic team I have had the honor of working with over the past three years. They have some great things planned for this year, and I can’t wait to share more with you soon!
Going forward, I’ll be based in Amsterdam, rather than Seoul, and focused on building out an entirely new division to focus on research & game development.
Online experiences and spaces can connect us in ways I only dreamed of when I first sat in front of a computer some 30 years ago. And it is those dreams of connecting others that is driving our work at 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.
I’ll also be making a new life for myself in Amsterdam. I’ve spent the past two years on the road meeting so many of you at conventions and other industry events, which has been a fantastic experience, but I missed having a place to call home and a room to play games.
So, I can’t wait to start this new journey with a new team in a new city, play some games again, and see what the future holds.
Thank you all again for your support over the last five years.
See you in-game,
p.s. If you think you have something to offer the PUBG Special Projects team, check out careers.pubg.com/#/en/