[TGA 2019] PROLOGUE Is A New Game From PlayerUnknown… I Think…
You might be surprised to hear that PlayerUnknown is an actual guy. You know, PUBG? Full title PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds? That PlayerUnknown is actually a known player named Brendan Greene. It’s his battlegrounds you’re battling in. The more you know. Or unknown.
In poetic fashion, Mr. Unknown unveiled a teaser for his newest game, Prologue, as a prologue to a future trailer. Not much is known about PlayerUnknown’s Prologue, despite knowing PlayerUnknown’s prologue. Prologue is a production of PLAYERUNKNOWN PRODUCTIONS, but don’t let PlayerUnknown’s productions serve as some kind of prologue. PLAYERUNKNOWN PRODUCTION is a new studio under PUBG Corporation, which itself was previously a PlayerUnknown Production. But don’t let that fool you. It’s unlikely that Prologue is some kind of sequel to PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround, despite the fact that PLAYERUNKNOWN PRODUCTION is a sequel to PUBG Corporation. PlayerUnknown has previously stated he’s done making Battle Royale games, so expect Prologue to be neither a prologue nor a sequel. I hope that clears things up.
Hey, don’t get mad at me. I’m working with a 15-second trailer here and a website just asking me to sign up for a newsletter. Here’s all I got form the Official Press Release:
PLAYERUNKNOWN PRODUCTIONS, a new studio from PUBG Corporation, today announced prologue, an original IP developed by Brendan Greene and a team of game developers and researchers based in Amsterdam, NL. The teaser for prologue, which was just unveiled at The Game Awards 2019, can be viewed here.
Prior to leading PLAYERUNKNOWN PRODUCTIONS, Greene helped create the massively popular Battle Royale genre and served as the Creative Director for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG).
“Our studio was founded with the goal of exploring, experimenting, and creating new technologies and gameplay experiences,” said Brendan Greene. “With prologue, we are taking our first steps toward building new technologies and interactions that will help develop my ideas into reality.”
“I have been given a once in a lifetime chance to deliver something new on a global stage. Being given a platform to build a brand-new experience outside of the Battle Royale genre is an amazing gift, and one I don’t want to squander,” added Greene. “prologue is an exploration into new technologies and gameplay. Our aim with this game is to give players unique and memorable experiences, each and every time they play.”
So check back for more info on Prologue as it develops!