Brendan Greene, the brains behind the hit battle royale PUBG reveals that his next project is in the works. Named Artemis, the PUBG creator’s next title will involve blockchain technology.
Artemis will put huge focus on the metaverse. In an interview with HitPoints, Artemis is described as an “Earth-sized virtual world” where “hundreds of thousands of players would be able to make and play anything they liked”. The concept follows similar mechanics to already running metaverse titles such as The Sandbox by Animoca Brands. In Sandbox, users and partners get to create different experiences that others can participate using their player-owned assets or avatars.
As a metaverse, Greene wants Artemis “easy to mod, and to make it open source so everyone can participate“. He does however also say that he really doesn’t care about whether branding it as a metaverse game or not. “It’s this thing that we want to create, and it’s going to give people a lot of fun, a lot of pleasure, and a lot of meaningful things to do” Greene states. “But it doesn’t matter if it’s called the metaverse. I don’t care what people want to call it.” he also adds.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATTLEGROUNDS is a battle royale game created by Greene and released back in 2017. The title was based of off mods from another game, Arma and inspired by the Japanese film Battle Royale. PUBG’s popularity in turn unofficially gave birth to the ‘battle royale’ genre which was then capitalized on by other games and game franchises like Fortnite and Call of Duty’s Warzone. Aside from PC, PUBG also made it to mobile with official mobile versions.
As for project Artemis, there’s not a lot of info about it yet aside from the ones in the HitPoints interview. The project seem to be already in production though starting with the foundations of the game engine.