PUBG Corp. Wants Battle Royale Movie, Has Already Been Contacted by Hollywood and Netflix
PUBG Corp. is very much open to the idea of a featured battle royale movie adaptation in the unforeseen future. In fact, the South Korean subsidiary desires it so in its ambitions to expand the game into a global media franchise.
Speaking with Inven Global in a recent interview, PUBG Corp. CEO Chang Han Kim stated that the brand holds great potential. There is more to explore for PUBG than just gracing multiple platforms and cementing a spot in esports. There are various other media outlets and this includes the silver screen, or possibly animated episodes.
I’d like PUBG to become a universal media franchise based on the game. We want to take part in diverse industries including Esports, movies, drama, cartoons, animation, and more. In fact, we received a couple of love calls from a number of developers in Hollywood and Netflix. Our dream is to build a new game-based culture through various ways like this, and have the lead of that culture.
There is no telling how the developer will actually bake such an idea. The battle royale genre involves a hundred players fighting against each other for survival. It would be difficult, and perhaps impossible, for a battle royale movie to cater all of that in a single sitting.
In the same interview, Kim confirmed that PUBG will eventually release for PlayStation 4. However, that depends on how long Microsoft is willing to uphold the exclusivity agreement for Xbox One. It is speculated to at least last the year.