Brendan Greene - better known as PlayerUnknown - has announced that he is stepping away from the development team of the game that bears his name: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

In a statement picked up by Eurogamer and later posted to Twitter, Greene revealed that he will leave the development team he's been leading for the past five years to head up a new 'PUBG Special Projects' division for PUBG Corp, the subsidary of Bluehole formed to oversee development of the game.

He'll still retain the title of 'Consulting Creative Director' on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, but lead development of the title will be passed over to the game's current art director, Taeseok Jang. Greene will also be relocating from PUBG Corp's HQ in Seoul, South Korea to Amsterdam in Europe as part of the move.

In the statement, Greene said 'I've spent the past two years on the road meeting so many of you at conventions and other industry events, which has been a fantastic experience, but I missed having a place to call home and a room to play games. I can't wait to start this new journey with a new team in a new city, play some games again, and see what the future holds.'

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