For many, fans or simply just players would know PlayerUnknown for the association with the popular self-titled battle royale, Battlegrounds. And while the game continues to groom the multiplayer market as one of the most talked about games in the industry, PUBG Corp. also strives to bring a whole new element to the table by breaking away from the multiplayer-focused market.
During this year’s Game Awards show, PlayerUnknown Productions presented the team’s first project, Prologue. While not really revealing much aside from some rocky formations and rain, there is no true context as for the gameplay or even the genre for that matter. You can watch the trailer just below:
Even more so, digging any information regarding the title is hardly anything either. Taking from the game’s newly launched website reads “Prologue is a an exploration of new technologies and gameplay. Our aim with this game is to give players a unique and memorable experience, each and every time they play.”
In a press release elsewhere, game creator Brendan Greene shares a similar objective as that is made apparent on the website. However, he also reveals that this opportunity to create an installment for the PlayerUnknown universe that is not specifically online will be one that he plans not to miss the target. “I have been given a once in a lifetime chance to deliver something new on a global stage. Being given a platform to build a brand-new experience outside of the Battle Royale genre is an amazing gift, and one I don’t want to squander.”
Earlier in June, it was revealed that former Sledgehammer Games founder Glen Schofield will be head of another PlayerUnknown subsidiary studio, Striking Distance. The first project for the team was revealed to be a single player experience for the battle royale-centered game. It is expected that Prologue and Striking distance’s unannounced project are two separate titles.
What is your first impression from the vague Prologue trailer?
Prologue has no listed platforms nor a set release date.