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PUBG Corp chief Kim Chang-han takes Krafton Game Union top job

PUBG Corp chief Kim Chang-han takes Krafton Game Union top job

The CEO of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp Kim Chang-han (pictured) is apparently taking the CEO job at parent company Krafton Game Union.

That's according to Korean news outlet Pulse, which reports that the change was announced to staff by chairman Chang Byung-gyu on Thursday last week. Kim Chang-han replaces Kim Hyo-sub, who has resigned from the role.

There are also rumours that Krafton Game Union will be going public in the new future. The company has already seen some big investment from the likes of Chinese tech and entertainment giant Tencent.

Krafton Game Union was created by Bluehole in 2018 as a parent brand to its games brands which included PUBG Corp.

Bluehole saw huge success off the back of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. That title launched in March 2017 in Steam Early Access and by the end of that year it had sold 30m units. Though sales have slowed down, the game has still hit 60m sales in the years since.

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