PUBG Corp Merges With Parent Company To Form New Studio

Krafton Inc and PUBG Corp have come together under the new PUBG Studio banner.

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Developer PUBG Corporation, the team responsible for the battle royale PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, has folded into the parent company of the brand to form a new studio.

Called PUBG Studio, the team is composed of PUBG Corporation and parent-company Krafton Inc. The studio will now focus exclusively on the development of its main properties, particularly PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and its mobile counterpart, PUBG Mobile. PUBG Studio is also in charge of expanding the PUBG property in various fields, including esports.

In addition to the main merger, Krafton Inc. announced that two other subsidiaries, Delusion Studio (Castle Burn) and PNIX Inc. (Archery King, Bowling King), have consolidated into the new mobile game studio RisingWings Inc. Though RisingWings' focus is centered on casual and mobile titles, the studio will also provide global support for existing games like Golf King: World Tour and MiniGolf King while working on other projects set to release in early 2021.

With the latest consolidations, there are now four studios that live under Krafton Inc.: Bluehole, which is focused on MMORPGs like TERA; PUBG Studio; RisingWings; and Striking Distance Studios, a AAA developer helmed by Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield that is working on a narrative-driven PUBG experience.

Krafton Inc. is a South Korean-based holding company founded by Bluehole in November 2018 in order to unify the various brands that exist under or are related to PUBG.

Correction: A previous version of this story said Krafton Inc. was a subsidiary of PUBG Corporation. Krafton Inc. is the parent company of PUBG Corporation.

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