It goes without saying that PUBG Mobile has beaten all records to become one of the most successful mobile game titles ever. Inquisitive about its origin? Let’s check out our post to find the answer for some of the most frequently asked questions like: “What does PUBG mean?”, “Who created PUBG?” and “How was PUBG Mobile reinvented?”
The story of Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene was truly a classic rag-to-riches tale. Brendan Greene has been modding a lot of games, in which the most successful title is “DayZ” (H1Z1), a 100-player survival video game developed and published by Bohemia Interactive. The mod was based on a military shooter named “ARMA 2”.
When this mod, ultimately, became widely popular enough to draw attention of a big investor, Bluehole – a video game company in South Korean, Greene had a chance of creating his own game. Yep, PUBG was initiated from that mod.
PUBG is an acronym for PlayerUnknown’s Battleground that translates into “Brendan’s Game”, since PlayerUnknown is his Internet handle. As for Battle Royale, this name was based on a Japanese movie with the same title and theme.
Developed on 2016, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground was officially kicked off on Steam Early access and it was totally completed in December 2017. The PUBG PC was also a great success of the game and did achieve a numerous of Game of the Year Awards.
Overall, PUBG, up to now, is widely considered as the typical example of what a BR game looks like.
After the PUBG PC version’s popularity, a lot of console versions and a mobile port were scheduled to start.
It’s not a child’s play at all to port such an ambitious concept into mobile. Therefore, PUBG Corp. decided to join hands with Tencent Games, a giant game developer based in China. What must be, must be. PUBG Mobile was born in March 2018, and has been growing into a juggernaut of the world’s mobile gaming industry. PUBG Mobile is now holding the record for highest player base and most downloaded app on Google Play Store.