A video game creator has a lot of responsibilities, and one of the biggest ones is to determine what to do next when his current game is “done” and something else needs to be made. Do they do a sequel and continue to build a franchise? Or do they go in another direction? This was the question posed to Brendan Greene, the creator of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. But he won’t have to wait long for his decision to be made, because he’s actually already made it.
In an interview with GameIndustry.biz, he talked about how there won’t be a PUBG 2 because he’s working on building a team to make new experiences in the online gaming world:
“I have lots of other ideas in my head for games I would like to play and we’re going to see if other people would like to play them too,” Greene said. “That’s where we’re at. We haven’t really started anything yet because we’re team building.”
But you might be asking, “Why not make a sequel to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds since it was so popular for so long?” Well, the answer is that for Greene, he’s been there and done that:
“That’s something we’re going to explore,” Greene said. “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. There are ideas about how we connect to people and how we provide the different experiences I have.”
It may sound crazy, but Greene is trying to do something fresh here. He’s aiming to make a new experience, and likely one that is less experimental than PUBG was when it released on Steam Early Access. Plus, with the Battle Royale field now filling up with games, a sequel would likely just get lost in the shuffle.