The success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been phenomenal breaking all kinds of records on Steam. Today developer Blue Hole announced that a new company called PUBG Corp is being spun off to focus entirely on the game’s development.
Gang-Seok Kim, the CEO of Bluehole, has appointed Chang Han Kim as the Chief Executive Officer and Woonghee Cho as the Chief Operating Officer for PUBG Corp. Chang Han Kim has been leading the development on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds prior to this new company formation and was also working as Vice President and Executive Producer for Bluehole. Woonghee Cho previously served as the CEO of Maui Games and as Head of Business Development for Neowiz. He will now be tasked with developing the business and managing global operations of PUBG.
“Given PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds global success, we want to ensure that we have the operational efficiency that is required to support the game globally,” said Chang Han Kim, CEO, PUBG Corp. “This new structure allows us to be nimble as we look towards the expansion of strategic business opportunities that include the game’s potential in the esports sector and the growth of PUBG as a true global IP franchise.”
PUBG Corp has now established an office in the US and plans to open a new office in Europe and Japan to support the game further. These new offices will allow the team to focus on regional requirements from players around the globe.
With more than thirteen million copies already sold, PUBG Corp will be hoping that gamers stick with the game and sales continue to grow. There’s certainly no sign of sales waning and it’s not even out of Early Access yet. No doubt more Steam concurrent users records will be broken by the game in the weeks ahead as winter starts to roll in.