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Playerunknown's Battlegrounds could cross over with The Hunger Games

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds could cross over with The Hunger Games

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds developer Brendan Greene has said that he and his team at Bluehole are open to collaborations with other brands. 

Speaking to PC Gamer about the recent Battle Royale content that has been included in Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, the game maker was asked further crossovers with other IP that involve similar themes, such as book and film series The Hunger Games.

“Oh sure, we're open to anything," Greene responded.

"Going forward we have a great platform to add some stuff into, to do some themed stuff, I think everything is possible. We're not tying ourselves to a particular theme, any tie in that you'd imagine would probably be possible.”

Greene also spoke about why he opted to team up with the Battle Royale IP.

“I always wanted to put in something into the game that was a tribute to the movie," he said.

"I love that movie and it's basically where I got started. We have the pan in there because there's a pan in the movie. It's been about putting little tributes to the things that have inspired me. Even in the game, the island's name is named after my daughter, and we have a bit of graffiti—there's a guy called DevilWalker who got me my first DayZ mod server, his name is in graffiti in the game. I like having the ability to do that, adding in the things that have inspired me into the game to make it a little bit more real to me."

Brendan Greene is seen as the creator of the battle royale genre – named after the iconic 2001 Japanese film. He started out modding the DayZ mod from ARMA 2, before releasing his own take on the burgeoning game type earlier this year.

PCGamesInsider.biz spoke to the man himself recently about the creation and future of Playerunknown's Battlegrounds


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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