PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds had a meteoric rise to become one of the most popular games in the world, and its sudden popularity has inspired no shortage of other takes on the new Battle Royale genre. Some of those games are offering their own spin on the concept, while others are pretty blatant copycats. PlayerUnknown himself thinks things would be better for the genre if there was a little more of the former, and a little less of the latter.
“I want other developers to put their own spin on the genre,” Brendan Greene tells BBC, “not just lift things from our game.”
That’s not to say Greene is against the idea of more battle royales - to the contrary, he says “I want this genre of games to grow.” But for that to happen, he says developers making battle royale games should focus on making “new and interesting spins” on the idea.