Brendan Greene, 43, is a BAFTA nominated Irish video game designer, and is credited as the father of the Battle Royale genre.
Spending most his life as a graphic designer, photographer and DJ, he fell into video game design by way of modding in 2012. His mods for the ARMA series of games are widely seen as the beginnings of the Battle Royale game-mode.
In 2014, Greene collaborated with SOE (Sony Online Entertainment) to bring his game-mode to their upcoming zombie survival title, H1Z1. They saw great success with the battle royale game-mode, and it eventually spun off as its own title “H1Z1: King of the Kill”.
Then, in 2015, Greene was approached by Chang-hanKim from Korean studio Bluehole Inc. Kim had wanted to make a Battle Royale title for many years and saw what Greene had done, and asked him to come to Korea, form a team and create his vision for a battle royale game. Greene accepted, moved to Seoul, and a little over 9 months later PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS was released onto Steam Early Access.
Since then the title has sold over 50 million copies across PC & Console, and the mobile version has been downloaded over 400 million times.
Greene is now based in Amsterdam, leading a new team at PUBG Special Projects.