Bluehole, developers of the MMORPG Tera, and PLAYERUNKNOWN, creator of the “BattleRoyale” modes in ARMA III and H1Z1, have announced a collaboration to develop a new title called PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.
BATTLEGROUNDS is an open world strategic shooter that uses Battle Royale-type gameplay as its foundation. Matches will pit 64 players against each other on a remote island for a winner-takes-all showdown as they scavenge for weapons, supplies, and vehicles. The game is being created with Unreal Engine 4.
“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,” Brendan Greene, aka PLAYERUNKNOWN, said in a press release. “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.”
PLAYERUNKNOWN has already moved from Ireland to South Korea where Bluehole’s headquarters are located in order to serve as the creative director for the project.
“As huge fans of Battle Royale, our Bluehole team shares PLAYERUNKNOWN’s vision of strategic combat driven by player tactics in dynamic battlegrounds,” said Chang Han Kim, Production Director of Bluehole. “For a title that we’ll be publishing across the globe, it made perfect sense to partner with the creator who has a proven track record of making gameplay that fans love, and the collaboration is going great—we’ve already been working hard for months on PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.”
For more information you can visits the game’s official website.