Ahead of the release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ upcoming Taego map, developer PUBG Corp has released a new trailer for the battle royale, detailing the in-game universe’s origins of the game. And who better to reveal the twisted conspiracy behind PUBG than Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction).
In the video, Frakes reveals his investigation into the man known as “The Russian,” the mysterious overseer of the deadly competition known as “the Battlegrounds.” In a series of in-depth interviews with criminals, ex-employees of tech conglomerates, and INTERPOL agents, Frakes puts together the true origins behind the 100-man competition, in which the winner is the last man still alive.
For a while now, PUBG Corp has been building the lore of its battle royale with these documentary style videos and in-game teasers. It all points to a greater, singular mystery at the heart of PUBG–it appears