PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds being as big as it is, it’s not just Brendan Greene that’s behind its continued success. Rumors began to circulate this weekend of the game’s Chinese region principal, Suhwan Kim, was colluding with a hacking streamer in the country and selling classified game information.
Community Manager Andro Dars would publish PUBG Corp.’s official statement on the matter to the PUBG forums this Monday to address the situation and what’s happening within it. We’ve included the statement below the story, but the quick and dirty is that they regret the confusion, and while they are still looking into it, the employee in question is not actually the head of the China region and has no access to the game’s source code or anything involved with the allegations against him.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds continues to dominate the multiplayer landscape, with active development still moving forward on the 1.0 PC version and the Game Preview version seen on Xbox One and Xbox One X.
“First of all, we regret the confusion and frustration caused by rumors about our employee colluding with external parties selling illegal programs.
PUBG Corp takes a firm stand on illegal programs and improper behavior of internal employees.
The employee in question is in charge of China-related tasks, but contrary to what was rumored, he is not the head of the China region and is not in charge of illegal programs or anti-cheat related tasks. Therefore, this employee does not have access to game information such as the game’s source code. It is also not true that this employee has already been fired.
However, as mentioned above, PUBG recognizes the seriousness of the current situation, and will investigate the matter. We will take the appropriate action(s) if any of these rumors are found to be true.
We will continue our missions to provide the best Battle Royale gaming experience and service to players around the world, and we thank you for making us part of your world.”