Krafton’s newly announced PUBG New State (Krafton)
Krafton said Thursday it has raised the salary of new and existing employees by as much as 20 million won ($18,000), becoming the best-paying gaming firm in South Korea.
According to the publisher of globally popular shooting game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, entry-level game developers and other staff members joining the company this year will earn 60 million won and 50 million won a year, respectively.
For existing employees, the company granted a raise of 20 million won to developers and 15 million won to non-developing employees.
Krafton’s uniform pay raise came after major Korean game companies -- Nexon, Netmarble and Com2us – hiked annual wages of all existing employees by 8 million won.
“Through aggressive investments into securing talent, Krafton will create an environment where its members can grow together with the company,” Krafton CEO Kim Chang-han said.
On the same day, Krafton announced a new title called PUBG New State, also releasing a new trailer for it.
By Kim Byung-wook (email@example.com)