Krafton acquires Subnautica Developer Unknown Worlds
Krafton, the holding firm behind PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds is buying Subnautica developer Unknown Worlds.
Unknown Worlds will join the ranks of Bluehole Studio, PUBG Studios and RisingWings in Krafton’s stable. The announcement was made on the company’s website. The announcement states that the studio will keep its structure in order to “retain it unique creative identity” and is currently working on a new “genre-defining game that will launch next year. Krafton did not disclose how much money he spent on Unknown Worlds acquisition.
Krafton CEO CH Kim said that “Unknown Worlds” are highly skilled, passionate developers who have a track record of building player-driven worlds. KRAFTON will not spare any effort to help them. They not only enhance our development capabilities but also share the goal of creating unique experiences that appeal to global audiences.
Charlie Cleveland, Unknown Worlds CEO, stated that it was obvious how closely Unknown Worlds (and KRAFTON) are aligned in their thinking about games and game development. Subnautica and PUBG started humblely, but they both grew and improved with constant iteration. KRAFTON is a step closer to bringing new games to the global stage. We are looking forward to the future together.
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Unknown Worlds’ newest game was this year’s Subnautica below Zero. It was released on Mac, PC and PlayStation 4, as well as Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S in May. This open-world survival game was a sequel to 2018’s Subnautica. As Unknown Worlds develops its next game, both games will receive regular updates.