If you did not already know, KRAFTON is the parent company of studios which made TERA and PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds). Over the course of several years, KRAFTON has bought over several other studios, which made the list seems bloated with less focus. With this recent consolidation, there are now just 4 main subsidiaries under KRAFTON. Here is a quick look at them and what main roles they will play under the new structure.
PUBG Studio (formerly PUBG Corporation) will continue to provide global support for PUBG and PUBG MOBILE (in select countries). The studio will continue to seek ways to develop and expand the PUBG IP in various fields, including its esports and entertainment business.
Known more famously as the team which developed TERA, Bluehole is now the premier subsidiary under KRAFTON which makes large-scale MMORPG titles. The new MMORPG, Elyon, is set to launch soon in South Korea.
RisingWings will focus on developing casual and midcore mobile games. The studio will continue to provide global support for its existing games, including Golf King – World Tour and MiniGolf King, while working on upcoming strategy, arcade, and outdoor sports projects set to release in the first half of 2021.
Striking Distance Studios
A newly-formed “AAA” studio in February 2020, its first project is a new game based on PUBG. It is unknown which platform or genre the game is being developed for. Stay tuned!