Dead Space and Call of Duty Creator Glen Schofield is Now Working on a Narrative-Focused PUBG Game
Schofield is now part of a new PUBG studio called Striking Distance based out of California.
Late in 2018, former Visceral Games GM and Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield announced that he was leaving Activision. Schofield at the time didn’t say what he would be moving onto next but indicated that he would be remaining in the realm of video games. Well, as of today, we now know where he has landed.
Announced by Schofield this morning, the creator has now ended up with PUBG Corporation. However, this doesn’t mean he will be working on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds proper. Instead, Schofield is part of a new studio in California called Striking Distance. It is here with this new team that Schofield says he will be working on “an original narrative in the PUBG universe.”
A PUBG game focused on story is definitely not something I think many expected, but considering Schofield’s pedigree on past projects like Dead Space and Call of Duty, it’s surely intriguing to see what might come about from this new developer. That said, it will likely be quite some time until we see just what Striking Distance has cooking up in the world of PUBG. Schofield said that the company is still actively hiring for a variety of positions, meaning that things are probably still just getting off of the ground.
Regardless, this is one of the more intriguing studio/game announcements that I can remember in recent memory. I’m excited to see what comes of all of this in the future and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this new title will have elements of horror. We need more games like Dead Space nowadays, dang it.
Big new! I’m proud and honored to announce that I am now part of PUBG Corporation. Working together, we are building a AAA game studio called Striking Distance in San Ramon, CA.
— Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) June 26, 2019