PUBG Creator is Now Working on a Blockchain Metaverse Game Artemis
According to Brendan Greene, Artemis will be a blockchain-powered game incorporating NFTs and metaverse elements.
PUBG creator Brendan Greene ventures into blockchain gaming
As more and more traditional gaming firms and developers double down on Web3 games, PUBG creator Brendan Greene has also jumped on the metaverse train.
During an interview with Hit Points, the 45-year-old developer revealed that his upcoming release - Artemis - would be a blockchain-powered game incorporating NFTs and metaverse elements.
However, this is not the first time that Greene has talked about Artemis. Last September, the PUBG creator announced that his studio is working on Prologue, a 64-kilometers-square-open world that serves as the stepping stone for Artemis, an ambitious Earth-size virtual world.
At that time, Greene had expressed interest in incorporating blockchain tech and NFTs into these games. According to Greene, if he's going to make a world, he has to give people a way to earn a living in that world. Though it may take five years or longer to build Artemis, Greene is hell-bent on getting the work done.
"I was fascinated with this idea of digital spaces, places where there are no real rules but a set of systems that you can use," said Greene. "That fascinated me, and still does. I never considered just walking away."
Greene also insists that Artemis is not about making money: "The only way this exists is if it's made for everyone, and it's not made for money." However, players can "extract value" from their creations by selling in-game items to other players.
Despite all the skepticism, Greene said he'll continue building Artemis: "I'm just going to do what I'm going to do. But it doesn't matter if it's called the metaverse. I don't care what people want to call it."
If done right, Artemis will be an open-world, undirected sandbox experience that uses machine learning to produce worlds and systems bigger than any other games ever made. Greene told VentureBeat previously that it is an attempt to recreate the world as close as the team can.
It remains to be seen how the ambitious project will pan out. Until then, it seems more apparent that the interest in the metaverse is not going away anytime soon.