Brendan Greene is the director and lead-designer of ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’. He is more popularly known by his online handle ‘PlayerUnknown’. He has also created many other games. He has taken inspiration from the Hollywood movie ‘Battle Royale’ while designing the Battle Royale mode. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Brendan Greene in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Brendan Greene was born on 29th March 1976. His birthplace is Ballyshannon in Ireland. His father worked in the army for 35 years. Greene grew up in that army camp which is known as ‘The Curragh Camp’. From childhood, Greene was interested in photography. He did fine arts in college.
Brendan Greene calls himself the family black sheep. This reputation is earned when someone is more concerned with taste, adventure, and arts rather than a regular 9 to 5 job. Greene was married for a brief period before he got divorced. He even moved from Ireland to Brazil to chase his lover. After his divorce, he moved back to his native country Ireland. Greene has a daughter. Greene is a very simple man. He does not have any interest in owning fancy houses or fancy cars. His main goal in life is to take proper care of his daughter.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Brendan Greene was a graphic designer and photographer before he became a game designer. Greene designed the games ArmA and DayZ when he was living alone after his divorce. He was not very satisfied with these games as these were self-directed games. Greene wanted a world where the character was more than just a shooter with a gun in his hand. He wanted to make it more like the real world. His idea was to create something that is more random so that the players would not know what to expect. This thought process gave birth to the Battle Royale, which released in 2013. This is the mod for games ArmA2 and ArmA3.
At that time Sony Online President John Smedley got impressed with Greene’s work. Greene added Battle Royale as the mode to Sony’s game H1Z1. Greene has worked in South Korea for Bluehole studio. He has agreed that he found many like-minded people in South Korea. He is also interested in DayZ mod because it is an open-ended game and it has a military simulation.
Net Worth & Earnings
Brendan Greene has earned a lot of money in the last few years by designing video games. He is the lead designer of PUBG. His Battle Royale mod is one of the biggest hits. More than 50 million copies of PUBG was sold by 2018, and the number of concurrent players is in millions. His estimated net worth is around $5 Billion.
Brendan Greene is a modern-day video game designer. His games give the player a real life like experience. He wants that Battlegrounds should be made into a successful export. He has a couple of other game ideas in his head, and we would love to see them transpire into successful games in future.