Brendan Greene might not be a household name yet, but you might have heard of his gamer tag 'PlayerUnknown' as he's the creator of smash hit PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which has now made over $100 million.
During a recent interview with CNET, Greene said that he doesn't think of himself as a gamer. He played games growing up, but he was never super into games or well-known series like The Legend of Zelda. Greene said: "I don't consider myself a gamer, compared to a lot of people I meet at these conventions where their life is dedicated to games. I enjoy games, but I don't consider myself on that level. I've never played Zelda. I've never played these classic games because they don't interest me".
While he didn't play Zelda, he played ultra-realistic military games like Delta Force: Black Hawk Down. Greene added: "I played the absolute s*** out of that game until there were no more servers left. I loved the whole idea of it: the fact there was bullet drop, that it was somewhat realistic, and I could go be a sniper quite easily".
It was Greene's love of realistic military first-person shooters that made him loathe AAA mainstream games, with the PUBG creator adding: "My frustration with a lot of AAA game titles was that they weren't hard anymore. Once you die two or three times, you know where the enemies are coming from, and in a lot of the bigger titles, the ending... I come from an era where the end boss for a game, you spend f***ing days or weeks trying to beat him. With a lot of the AAA titles these days, there's no boss at the end. Just press F at a particular time, and it plays the cut sequence at the end".