Playerunknown (Brendan Greene) is responsible for creating a Battle Royale game mode for ARMA 3 and H1Z1. But today it’s announced that they’re expanding that to a standalone game – Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. To make this a reality, Bluehole (the people who made TERA) are helping with development. Playerunknown relocated to Bluehole’s Korean headquarters in order to be directly involved in the development process.
This Unreal Engine 4 experience puts up to 64 players on an island, where they’ll compete in a battle to the death. Participants will need to hunt down vehicles, weapons, and other supplies in their efforts to outlast the competition.
“I’ve always wanted to create a standalone game based on the mod I created for the ARMA series, and working with Bluehole gives me the resources and creative freedom to build the experience I’ve always envisioned,” said Brendan Greene. “We have a great development team in place, and our goal is to create a realistic open world experience with the deep gameplay and strong combat mechanics.”