Speaking at the Game Developers Conference recently, Brendan Greene, the man behind the massively popular battle royale title PUBG, reflected on the recent success of Epic's Fortnite and what it all means for the gaming market.
Greene was answering questions from the audience when he was asked to comment the meteoric rise of Epic's survival title Fortnite: Battle Royale, viewed by many as a direct competitor to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds.
Greene said that it's great seeing battle royale space expanding. He added that Epic's Fortnite is putting "battle royale game into hands of a lot more people. So, you know, it grows the genre. That's it really".
The unknown player said how he sometimes get asked whether he's doing something to "combat this", pointing out he isn't really doing PUBG in order to destroy other games.
Green says it's a recurrent phenomena, though, seeing as how H1Z1 was widely perceived as to be killing Arma 3, whereas PUBG is supposedly doing it to H1Z1. "I never set out to kill any of those games.", Brendan added.
Apparently, PUBG maker doesn't care for a hostile attitude when it comes to other games, choosing instead to focus on PUBG and PUBG alone. However, he thinks it's great seeing game developers explore the battle royale part of the gaming spectrum and that an increasing number of people are playing their games.
Greene's statement seems to at sorts with Bluehole's first reactions, which were a bit hostile, even though the company never really acted on the threats and accusations. Naturally, we prefer Greene's way of doing business to Bluehole's scared and angry reaction, even if it is only natural.
Naturally, Greene has very little to worry about, seeing as how PUBG is still among the most popular games on the planet. However, Epic's Fortnite: Battle Royale has been progressing in leaps and bounds lately, beating PUBG's February revenues in the process.
Having said that, Greene totally needn't focus on that - instead, how about he addresses the cheating elephant in PUBG's proverbial room?