PUBG creator Krafton Inc. has recently announced that it is going to collaborate with Indian-American film producer Adi Shankar to expand the world of PUBG and bring it into the animation genre. The announcement comes several days after it had announced the collaboration with South Korean actor Don Lee.
It seems quite impossible to cease the popularity of PUBG even after the game has been banned in several countries citing security threats or health concerns. Player’s Unknown Battlegrounds was developed by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean gaming company known as Krafton (previously known as Bluehole) which also made Battlegrounds Mobile India, a region-specific battle-royale game for Indians. Initially PUBG was released in PC versions and was later brought into Mobile and Consoles by Krafton. The mobile version of PUBG had crossed 1 Billion downloads worldwide and currently, there would be hardly any gaming enthusiast who has not played this game.
Krafton has given us another reason to keep the momentum of the game alive by announcing the collaboration with Adi Shankar. Earlier Krafton collaborated with prominent K-POP brand ‘Blackpink’ and American vehicle company Tesla. With such diverse collaborations, Krafton is making sure that players are hooked on the game.
Krafton partners with Adi Shankar for an animated project of PUBG
Adi Shankar is an Indian-born American film producer mainly known for his work in Netflix anime Castlevania. This anime was widely watched by several people across different countries. He is also known for being the youngest producer to have a number one film at the North American box office. Apart from that he’s working on different projects such as Assassin’s Creed & the Devil May Cry.
The official twitter handle of PUBG Battlegrounds in North America shared this exciting news for the players.
Adi Shankar revealed his excitement about the project in a statement-
"As a player, I’ve been crushing the competition in the Battlegrounds since PUBG released in 2017. I’m grateful to Krafton for the trust and confidence they’ve placed in me to execute my vision as a filmmaker and I’m excited to embark on this journey together.“To me, this animated project represents another step in the evolution of mending the torched bridge between the games industry and Hollywood. I look forward to revealing to everybody what winning a chicken dinner looks like.”
Although the details of the animated project have not been shared yet by Krafton but it can be assumed that we might see a movie or an anime adaptation of PUBG. This project will certainly be a boost for the game’s popularity which had seen a slight dip recently with new the emergence of battle-royale games such as Free Fire and Valorant.
CH Kim, CEO of PUBG Corporation also shared his views on the working together with Shankar. He said –
“In addition to the continued development of new and engaging in-game PUBG content, our partnership with Adi Shankar represents a step into our broader strategy of expanding the PUBG Universe into a multimedia franchise. “We are excited to work with Shankar on exploring and realizing a world that brings the game to life for our fans. We look forward to sharing more about this animated project in the near future.”
PUBG has become more than just a game for the players. The platform it provides for the gaming enthusiasts encourages them to build a career in the eSports industry which has seen tremendous growth in recent times. If the world of PUBG is given an animated life, fans of the game will be exhilarated.