PubG creator says the game is 'not eSports ready' yet

PubG creator says the game is 'not eSports ready' yet
From BBC - January 11, 2018

"We are not eSports ready," Brendan Greene tells the Radio 1 Gaming Show.

"We believe Battle Royale could be an amazing eSport, but we have to get it right."

This is despite tournaments already being held across the world, an eSport Industry Award in the trophy cabinet and an active competitive community.

But Brendan, Player Unknown himself and creative director of PubG corporation, wants to take things slowly.

Watch PubG: A Gaming Phenomenon on the iPlayer for the full story on the game's unlikely rise to gaming dominance.

The game's premise - 100 players dropping onto an island to scavenge for supplies and fight to the death, has led many industry experts to predict the game will become a major eSports title in years to come.

"We see it all the time," he says when asked about the hype around the game's potential as an eSport.

"But we have to build an amazing foundation for it to happen and that takes time."

He says many other games have rushed into being an eSport and "they are not around any more, so we want to take this slowly."

"The whole community is saying we are eSports ready. We are not yet but we will be one day."

PubG took the gaming industry by storm in 2017.

More than 20 million copies of the game have been sold on PC with up tothree million people playing the game at any one time.

It was released exclusively on the Xbox One and is credited for introducing a new gaming genre, Battle Royale, to the mainstream.


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