PUBG 2.0 And More Could Be Coming This Year

Alonzo Simpson
January 20, 2021

A few months ago Krafton announced their plans to focus on creating new games based around the PUBG franchise.

It was 2014, and he had just laid off a third of the employees at his gaming start-up. Following that is a console and PC followup to PUBG, tentatively placed as releasing "by next year". It became one of the most successful games of all time, with PC and console versions selling more than 70 million copies and the mobile version being downloaded about 600 million times, said Krafton.

The interview facilitated by Bloomberg also featured the possible initial public offering or IPO for the company, which could set history as the biggest listing ever in the company's home country of South Korea. When he's not handing out beatdowns in the latest fighting games, exploring video game history, or playing through RPGs with his partner, he's searching for new food and drinks in the constant pursuit of good times with good people inside and outside the South Texas area. According to Kim, there are several projects under the Krafton umbrella set to expand both upon PUBG's universe and Krafton's gaming portfolio as a whole. Bloomberg cited a recent report by Eugene Investment & Securities estimating that an IPO could value the company as high as 30 trillion won, or $27.2 billion. Most notably among other properties, they own game developer Bluehole, which developed Tera. The second one is based on PUBG and is a new battle royale game for mobile.

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In the article, Kim pushes back against comments that the company has failed to find success outside of PUBG, stating, "We will not stay as a one-hit wonder". The Callistor Protocol is also planned for next year. It is also eyeing to make movies and dramas in the near future.

Kim is now the chief executive of Krafton Inc., the company that launched "PUBG" in December 2017.

The CEO revealed that the battle royale game for mobile might get released this year. PUBG Corp parent company Krafton announced survival horror title the Callisto Protocol at The Game Awards a year ago, and it appears this is the survival horror title referred to in the report.

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