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PUBG Corp to set up shop in Amsterdam next month

PUBG Corp to set up shop in Amsterdam next month

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds publisher and developer PUBG Corp has revealed its intention to open a fourth office, this time in in Holland.

The company confirmed the news to, saying that it hopes to recruit at least 50 people to the new Amsterdam studio to start with. Half that figure will be focused on development; the other half handling marketing and business development.

"Unexpectedly, we have seen global success and feel we have the responsibility to improve the game and sustain this at a global scale, so we are looking to expand our offices and we hope to do that in a few areas this year," CEO Chang Han Kim said.

"We wanted to start with regions and countries that have larger user bases. So last year, we started by opening and expanding the offices in those areas... we're aggressively hiring there. We have established offices in Santa Monica, Shanghai, Tokyo and we are recruiting in those offices. This February, we'll open the new office in Amsterdam and expand the team over there."

Kim goes on to say that while there's not a lack of development talent interested in joining the battle royale studio, finding people who can maintain the fast pace Playerunknown's Battlegrounds requires is difficult.

"It's difficult enough to hire from Korea where our headquarters is," he said.

"Hiring fast enough is always difficult, and it's even more difficult when you try to hire for the satellite offices outside of Korea. We're not up to the speed that I want yet, but we have established the four offices and I think we're going to speed up very soon."

PUBG Corp was spun out of Korean games firm Bluehole in September last year

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