What is PUBG? Who is A Founder of PUBG? – Background Story of PUBG

Do you know PUBG (Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds), The Popular game everyone is playing on PC and Smartphone device? I know it was a just rhetorical question! But do you know Who is Founder of PUBG ? Who created PUBG? How this idea came up?

I think maybe you don’t know the answer to all these questions. So in this article, you will get all the above question’s answer. Read the whole article…

If there is someone who reads the post but doesn’t know anything about PUBG mobile…this paragraph for you

What is PUBG ?

Founder of PUBG

PUBG or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a shooting game. 100 players enter an airplane including you, landing on an 8X8 km island with the help of a parachute and need to fight to be the last one who survives. You’re allowed to use all kind of weapons such as rifles, guns, and pans; vehicles and supplies with the purpose of surviving and wiping out the other deserters.

Founder of PUBG

Founder of PUBG

Brendan Greene is lead designer and director of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, better known as known by his online handle PlayerUnknown. He had also previously worked on some games the ARMA 2 mod DayZ: Battle Royale, using the 2,000 films, Battle Royale for inspiration which became a huge success.

Brendan Greene was born in Ireland but moved to Brazil to works as a photographer, graphic designer, and web designer.

He usually plays games such as  Delta Force: Black Hawk Down and America’s Army. 

Background Story of PUBG

Brendan Greene was inspired to create the Battle Royale, as he found that in most of the multi-player shooting games, there was too much repetition of the things such as a map of that were very small and more easy to remember.

Founder of PUBG

So he wanted to create something with more random features so players would not know what to expect. This was done by creating larger maps that can not be easily recognized and players can’t see any repetition of the things.

He was also inspired by an online gaming competition named as  Survivor GameZwhich includes numbers of Twitch and YouTube gaming streamers fighting until only a few were left. He was not streamer himself. Greene wanted to create a similar game mode that anyone could easily play.

Brendan initial starting efforts on the game were further inspired by The Hunger Games novels, where players would try to fight for stockpiles of weapons at a central location. But moved away from this somewhat to give gaming players a better chance at survival and also to avoid copyright issues with the novels.

Brendan Greene wanted to use safe square areas,  but his lack of experience in coding forced him to use circular safe areas, which continued to the Battlegrounds.

Founder of PUBG

The Seoul based Ginno Games, led by Chang-Han Kim, who develops massively multiplayer online games for PCs, was acquired by Bluehole in January 2015. Kim wanted to make a successful game in South Korea generally meant it would be published globally.

The people behind the blue hole and Kim came across Greene’s mods and reached out to him. They had been impressed by Greene’s thoughts and ideas on battle royale games. Kim offered Greene to the opportunity to work on a new battle royale concept.

Brendan Greene became the creative director of Bluehole.

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Starting Point of PUBG

In early 2016, development of the game began with an aim for release a year later. Bluehole spun out the complete development for a game into Bluehole Ginno Games in September 2017 and which was renamed as PUBG Corporation.

The PUBG was first released for Microsoft Windows via  Steam’s early access beta program in March 2017 and released the full version on December 20, 2017.

Also in that same month, the game was released on the Xbox One via its Xbox Game Preview program and officially released on Sep 2018.

On 23 March 2017 PUBG was released on both Android and iOS operating systems.

PUBG is the is one of the best-selling of all time just after one and half years after released, sold over 50 million copies across PC and Xbox One, which have contributed a lot to Brendan Greene’s net worth. The net worth of Brendan Greene is about over $5 Billion. This is not exact net worth because he never revealed his net worth till.

The game won Battlegrounds won the “Best Multiplayer Game” and received Game of the Year nominations among other accolades and is considered by Greene to be the defining game of the battle royale genre.

Must Read: 16 Best Android Emulators for PC

Founder of PUBG: Brendan Greene Bio










Age:42 years 6 months
Birth Date:March 29, 1976
Birth Place:Ballyshannon, Republic of Ireland
Father’s Name:N/A
Mother’s Name:N/A
Profession:director and cinematographer
Net Worth:$5 Billion


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One thought on “What is PUBG? Who is A Founder of PUBG? – Background Story of PUBG

  • November 6, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    interesting story. First, I thought PUBG was developed by Google but now I know everything about it
    By the way, I love your article


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