How many of you think PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds aka PUBG is an asset flip? Those of you think it is are likely to be murdered by creator Brendan Greene. In a statement provided at E3 2018, he shared his frustration over some fans considering PUBG an asset flip.
An asset flip means a game using premade assets from its Engine’s marketplace. PUBG is using Unity and many of its assets are premade by other artists and are available in Unity Marketplace. Ever since the game released in Early Access, it has been accused of just being a lucky asset flip that gained popularity.
Speaking at E3, he stated it “kills him” to read the comments saying how PUBG is an asset flip. He denied being so and confirmed their collaboration with many artists from around the world of Battlegrounds.
But in the same statement, he also confirmed using some “props” from the Unity Marketplace. However, most of the stuff used by the game is handcrafted, claims Brendan Greene.
We use some props from [Unity] marketplaces. We had to make a map within about nine months. You don’t do that without using the work of other artists. But for the most part, most of our stuff is made by hand. So I see these comments and I’m like ‘I want to kill you.
Of course, he made the comment as a joke but it does tell how frustrated Greene is about how the community feels about PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
While Greene is focused on his own frustrations, he ignores the amount of frustration build up in the community. The lack of effort being put into fixing the game has turned into a widespread internet meme. Instead, the community is focused on adding meaningless vanity features.
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