Brendan “Plunk” Greene, the lead designer of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, is leaving the event crew to move a brand new ‘PUBG Special Projects’ division at PUBG Corp. He’ll nonetheless have a consulting function on the battle royale FPS, presumably suggesting folks add extra buckles to jackets, however his focus will very a lot be on the brand new crew and their analysis and growth into new multiplayer experiences. How mysterious!
“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,” Greene mentioned in today’s announcement.
“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.”
How about dances? Everyone appears to like dance emotes.
This transfer will take him from the pinnacle workplace in Seoul, South Korea to the PUBG Corp studio in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Plunk will stay a “consulting creative director” on his Bat, which sounds extra an ornamental title than a critical committment, and artwork director Taeseok Jang will take over as lead designer. Wait, possibly Jang is the one behind the buckles. We’ll discover out quickly sufficient, I suppose.
What does this imply for the Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds? Eh, most likely not that a lot. The game’s largely in its ultimate type, as a lot as they’re nonetheless including and tweaking and overhauling bits (together with improving Erangel), and Greene appears to have spent numerous time whizzing everywhere in the world because the face of the game anyway.
“I’ll also be making a new life for myself in Amsterdam,” he added. “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.”
Tch, hasn’t he heard of PUBG Mobile?