Brendan Greene, otherwise known as the PlayerUnknown in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is stepping down from his position as the game’s director of development.
However, that’s not to say he’s leaving PUBG Corp. Rather, Greene has decided to focus his energies on a new division of the company, simply titled PUBG Special Projects.
Greene formally announced the change via his Twitter account early this morning, stating that in addition to his new duties, he will continue to help with PUBG as a consulting creative director. This position will allow him to step in when he needs to, but otherwise give him time to concentrate on other initiatives.
As for his position as director of development, that will be taken over by Taeseok Jang.
In the tweet, Greene also announced that going forward, he, and the new division, will be based in of Amsterdam, Netherlands. There, he intends to make a «new life for himself.» He added that he is «pretty excited» to finally have an official gaming room for himself again.
As for PUBG Special Projects, it will focus on research and game development. The division will experiment with «new technologies, pipelines, and gameplay.»
The announcement also states that the division will «explore new possibilities of interaction and connection within the game space.»
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.
Since PUBG Special Projects is an all-new division, there are currently 13 positions open in the Amsterdam office; 10 of those are with Special Projects.
Anyone interested in applying can do so by visiting the PUBG careers page.