Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has become one of the hottest games this year, despite being an Early Access title. Despite this, the PUBG creator doesn’t want the game to be Game of the Year.
PUBG Creator speaks out
There’s no denying the success behind Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. The game has become one of the top-selling games on Steam and has amassed plenty of players throughout the months. Microsoft has even become the official publisher of the game, bringing it over as a console launch exclusive to the Xbox One X. Despite all of this, PUBG creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene doesn’t want to game to be GOTY.
Speaking to IGN, he stated, “Personally, I don’t want to win a Game of the Year award.” In line with this, he called out other games like Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn as masterpieces in the gaming industry. Because of this, he hopes that these titles will win the award instead.
Similarly, PUBG Corp. CEO C.H. Kim also echoed Greene’s statement. They aren’t really interested in snagging the award, but instead, are focusing on “bringing the best gameplay” to both the PC and console version.
PUBG is slated to officially release this December on both the PC and Xbox One. Right now, the developers are still testing out some of the features in the game via the test servers. They have added a deadlier blue zone and the ability to climb and vault over obstacles, allowing for more seamless exploration.
This changes won’t arrive until the official game rolls out. Even then, the CEO mentioned that they will continue updating the PUBG once it goes live. It seems like Bluehole and the PUBG creator still have a lot of ideas in mind.
Those who want to play PUBG now can buy the Early Access version on Steam.