PUBG Corp announce Striking Distance, new studio headed by ex-Sledgehammer co-founder

PUBG Corp has today announced a new game development studio, Striking Distance, headed by ex-Sledgehammer Games co-founder and former Visceral Games vice president and general manager, Glen Schofield. There’s also confirmation of a new PUBG game is on the horizon, with a lot of hints that it will be drifting away from the battle royale genre and incorporating a narrative.

In a video posted to the official PUBG Twitter, Shchofield explains, “we’re working together to build the studio from the ground up so we can begin crafting an original narrative experience in the PUBG universe.”

Schofield joins PUBG Corp and Striking Distance from Sledgehammer Games, he co-founded the studio in 2009 and went on to successfully release the award-winning Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3 and, Call of Duty: WWII on the lead development team. During his time at EA Visceral Games, he led the creation and development  of Dead Space which won a selection of awards.

“As a creative, the freedom to explore the PUBG universe has me excited about the possibilities, which I view as beyond the battle royale genre,” he continued to explain. “Today represents a special moment for me and I’m so thankful to be taking this journey with the team at PUBG Corporation.”

Schofield went on to tweet that the upcoming PUBG game is not a direct sequel to the first game.

Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds opened up doors for the Battle Royale genre, with the new addition of Glen Schofield to the family and the newly founded Striking Distance, based in San Ramon, California, the future is definitely bright for PUBG Corp and KRAFTON game union (formerly Bluehole Inc.)

C.H. Kim, CEO at PUBG Corporation stated [via Business Wire] that “As a company, we have focused on developing and making content available for global audiences through close collaboration with international teams located across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. That vision is taken to the next level as our development and service portfolio expands and diversifies with Glen Schofield and Striking Distance.”