PUBG has shocked the gaming world in 2017 with its massive success. The game has surpassed Dota and CS:GO in concurrent players and has sold over 10 million copies on Steam. It doesn't come as much of a surprise that the game's developer, Bluehole, Inc., is reaping the benefits. In a recent interview with Bloomberg, it is being reported that Bluehole, Inc. is now valued at a valuation of $4.6 billion (5.2 trillion won).
This means that founder Chang Byung-gu, who owns 20% of the company, is approaching the three comma club! The game has not come out from console yet, as it will launch on Xbox One later this year, so there is probably more upside to come for the studio. In a recent interview with Shacknews at TGS 2017, PlayerUnknown aka Brendan Greene talked to us about he is handling the game's massive success:
"Really, because I was involved in music and entertainment for years I got to see the divas. I got to see these guys that kind of got too big for their boots. I hated that and I never want to be that person myself. I think, as well, because I am a little bit older. I am forty-one now. That’s kind of tempered me. I’m quite a simple guy. I try not to let things go to my head because, as I said, I’ve seen other people do it and I don’t like that. So I think that is what keeps me somewhat with my feet on the ground."
Check out our full PUBG interview with PlayerUnknown here.