Designer of the massively popular battle royale PUBG Brendan Greene will be stepping down from his role at the PUBG Corp. to head up their new Special Projects division in Amsterdam, and when speaking with GamesIndustry.biz Greene gave an insight into what brought about this unusual change.
"It wasn't that I wanted to move on to something different, it was that the team we have... you know, I'm super happy with them," he said. "They understand what we want from the game and what we want to do to it moving forwards, so I saw it as a good chance for me to announce Special Projects."
This coincides with the news of the recently opened PUBG Corp. office in Amsterdam, and the fact Greene expressed interest in moving closer to home, in order to be able to spend more time with his daughter in Ireland.
As for the future and what's planned for the Special Projects division, this is currently being kept extremely close to the chest. However, Greene did say the team aren't looking to redefine or start a genre but instead are looking forward for the chance to "make something you want to play". He also said "I have lots of other ideas in my head for games I would like to play and we're going to see if people would like to play them too."
So will Greene's next big project be focused on battle royale again? Well, he has said that "the last man standing concept is great, but I've done that. I don't really intend to make PUBG 2. I've done battle royale, it's time to try something else". This seems to suggest Greene is finished with the genre, at least for the near future.
What do you think Greene and the Special Projects team are working on?