Game producer Krafton is teaming up with Adi Shankar (Castlevania) to produce a new animated series inspired by the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds universe.
In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round. The game has sold over 70 million copies on personal computers and game consoles as of 2020, in addition to PUBG Mobile accumulating 1 billion downloads as of March 2021 and grossing over $4.3 billion on mobile devices as of December 2020.
Adi Shankar has had some success in adapting gaming franchises to animated series with the likes of Castlevania which just wrapped it’s final season earlier this year. Other gaming franchises like Devil May Cry, Arcane, Resident Evil, and others are coming with animated series spin-offs of gaming franchises with Netflix gobbling up the majority.