PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, popularly known as PUBG, is being animated.
PUBG publisher Krafton Inc. has partenered up with producer Adi Shankar to work on a PUBG Animated Project. Adi Shankar is a writer/producer most famously known for producing Netflix’s Castlevania series. In addition to that, he has also produced other projects relating to videogames such as The Punisher: Dirty Laundry.
Shankar has shown great enthusiasm towards working with Krafton on PUBG Animated Project. Moreover, it seems like he is already an avid fan of the Battle Royale game. He has commented:
“As a player, I’ve been crushing the competition in the Battlegrounds since PUBG was 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.”
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However, no details have been revealed about the form of this mysterious project. For all we know, it could be an animated short, a full-length animated film, or even a TV series. Although, this is not Krafton’s first attempt at working on a PUBG multimedia project.
Krafton released a short film named PUBG Universe: Ground Zero and a documentary-style drama called Mysteries Unknown: Birth of the Battlegrounds in June 2021. And it seems like they are just getting started. In response to the collaboration with Adi Shankar, Krafton CEO CH Kim commented:
“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.”