PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG needs no introduction. It is undoubtedly the most famous mobile game that is being played these days. As it happens with most successful stories, the journey to the peak wasn’t that simple. The strange thing about this is most people don’t even know the name of the man behind this amazing game. Today, with this article, we are going to share how did PUBG originate and who created it.
The guy behind PUBG is 37 years old Brendan Greene. He belongs to Ireland and has worked as a photographer and web developer in Brazil before becoming an internet sensation with this game. After working for a short period of time in Brazil, he decided to switch back to his country and in 2013 and got interested in DayZ which was a mod of open world military simulator “Arma 2”. This made him create a mod of his own for DayZ which was inspired by “Battle Royale”, a Japanese movie. He replaced the Zombies with people against whom the gamer has to fight to survive.
Brendan learned to code while creating his mod and it was the time when very first version of PUBG was created. It became popular very quickly as DayZ was already a favorite of gamers. Soon, his work attention of Sony Entertainment and they hired Brendan as a consultant for designing the Battle Royale mod for H1Z1. Interestingly, when the work got completed, Brendan’s mod was endorsed as a separate game: “H1Z1: King of the Kill”.
In 2015, South Korean studio Bluehole Ginno games contacted Brendan. He became their creative director and started working on a new game in 2016. The South Korean studio wanted to take advantage of the fact that Battle Royale genre was not much popular in the country at that time, so they wanted to be the first to come up with it. PUBG was released in 2017 and has become a part of our life.
This is another example which shows that there is nothing like overnight success. If someone achieves big, most of the times, there is a story full of failures. Even if someone manages to reach the top without those difficulties, maintaining success becomes an issue.