KRAFTON, Inc., the parent company behind PUBG Corp. announced today that they are merging under its independent studio system. The company will now focus on development under the name ‘PUBG Studio’. This news comes after a previous announcement that PUBG Corporation’s publishing and support teams have been integrated into KRAFTON.
The company will solely focus on development as PUBG Corp’s publishing and support teams have previously been integrated into KRAFTON. The studio will continue to seek ways to develop and expand the PUBG IP in various fields, including its esports and entertainment business, including bringing it back into countries where the game has been banned (like India). KRAFTON’s independent studio system will give its development teams more autonomy to build their own unique identities and develop a diverse roster of games.
The overhauled system now includes a total of four studios including PUBG Studio, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, and RisingWings. Striking Distance Studios is an AAA development studio responsible for crafting an original narrative experience in the PUBG Universe. Bluehole Studio will continue servicing MMORPGs like TERA and it’s upcoming game ELYON, which is set to release next week in South Korea.
The company’s two other subsidiary studios, PNIX, Inc. and Delusion Studio, Inc., have merged under a new mobile games studio called RisingWings, Inc. PNIX focused on casual mobile games like Archery King and Bowling King while Delusion Studio has developed the mobile RTS Castle Burn.
RisingWings will focus on developing casual and midcore mobile games. The studio will continue to provide global support for its existing games, including Golf King – World Tour and MiniGolf King while working on upcoming strategy, arcade, and outdoor sports projects set to release in the first half of 2021.