According to reports from South Korea, developer Bluehole has given each of its employees (around 800) an average incentive of 10 million KRW (around 9,000 USD) due to the global success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Announced just before the start of the Korean New Year (similar to Chinese Lunar New Year), the incentive consists of several factors, including a bonus of 4 million KRW (around 3,700 USD), salary increment and more.
Employees of subsidiary PUBG Corp, which oversees development and operations of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, will receive even more undisclosed incentives which Bluehole says will become a new standard in the Korean game industry. The game has sold over 30 million units worldwide and spawned a whole new “Battle Royale” genre of games. Bluehole says it will continue to share the company’s economic success with employees.