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PlayerUnknown’s next project, Prologue, announced

The website calls it an ‘exploration of new technologies and gameplay’

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Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, the designer behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, is working on a new project called Prologue. Prologue was announced at The Game Awards 2019 with a short and extremely mysterious trailer.

The game’s trailer shows a lush forest, full of plants and rocks with a rough dirt trail running through it. There’s a thunderstorm with a downpour of rain, loud cracks of thunder, and lightning that strikes somewhere close by. The camera, our perspective for the duration of the trailer, moves around and shows a little more of the forest. Suddenly there’s a bark, your character turns sharply, and the teaser cuts to black.

And that’s the whole teaser. After the brief video ends, a website appears: The website offers a slightly more detailed description, but still isn’t giving much away.

According to the website:

prologue is an exploration of new technologies and gameplay. Our aim with this game is to give players unique and memorable experiences, each and every time they play.

It’s unclear if these new technologies are being “explored” for the purpose of using them in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or for some entirely new game. The project appears to be led by Greene’s new PlayerUnknown Productions office, which is a smaller more experimental group within PUBG. According the game’s website Prologue is a registered trademark of PUBG, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the project will be related to the main PUBG game.

On the website players have the chance to sign up by email for the chance to play whatever this game actually is, whenever it actually gets released.

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