PUBG Mobile has pretty much broken all records and become one of the biggest and most successful mobile games ever created. Have you ever wondered about its origin? Look no further – in this article, we would answer some of the most popular questions: “Who created PUBG?”, “What’s the meaning of PUBG?” and “How was PUBG Mobile created?”.

1 – The Origin of PUBG

Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene’s story was pretty much a classic rag to riches tale. The guy has been modding several games, with his biggest works being “DayZ” or “H1Z1”, a 100 players survival game with a periodically reduced play area. The mods are based on ARMA 2, a military shooter.

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Brendan Greene has left PUBG altogether

Eventually, the mod became popular enough to attract investors (Bluehole, a South Korean video game company), providing Greene a chance to create a game of his own. From the mod, PUBG was born. The four letters are an acronym for PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, which translates into “Brendan’s Game”, as PlayerUnknown being his internet handle. The name of the genre, Battle Royale, was inspired by a Japanese movie with the same name and theme.

The original Battle Royale Map on H1Z1 and DayZ

The game’s development began in 2016 – it was released on Steam Early access and eventually completed in December 2017. The PC version was a massive success that broke pretty much all records on Steam, and eventually won various Game of the Year awards. PUBG is widely regarded as the one who begins it all – the prime example of what a battle royale game should look like.

2 – How was PUBG Mobile created?

The PC version of PUBG was so popular that multiple console versions and a mobile port were planned right afterward. As porting such an ambitious concept like a 100-people battle royale into Mobile is not an easy job, PUBG Corp. has decided to reach out and partner with Tencent Games, one of the most famous Chinese Game developers to create PUBG Mobile.

PUBG Mobile has grown into a juggernaut of the mobile gaming industry

The Lightspeed and Quantum Studio Group, Tencent Games’ internal development division, were the ones who created PUBG’s Mobile version. Since its release in March 2018, PUBG Mobile has dominated the mobile games market in both India and the world, holding the record on Google Play Store for most download and highest player base.

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