Sledgehammer co-founder Glen Schofield has joined PUBG Corp

Yolanda Curtis
June 28, 2019

PUBG Corp. has announced that they'll be branching out into AAA game territory with a new title set within the PUBG Universe, and it'll feature none other than Dead Space and Call of Duty mastermind Glen Schofield heading up new studio Striking Distance for the project, labelled as an "original narrative experience".

The industry veteran, who was instrumental in the creation of Dead Space before his work on Call of Duty, has founded a new studio named Striking Distance, which is wholly owned by the PUBG publisher.

"As a creative, the freedom to explore the PUBG universe has me excited about the possibilities, which we view as beyond battle royal", Schofield said.

"I'm happy to announce that I've just joined PUBG Corporation as CEO of a new independent games studio called Striking Distance", he said to kick off the video. There are so many unknowns here. Below, you can find the official announcement on the PUBG Corporation's Twitter page. As it stands, the gig sounds challenging, but Schofield has a fairly consistent track record.

According to Schofield, the new game will go beyond the battle royale genre, which could be a welcome change of pace for those looking for a more narrative-driven adventure.

Here's something I didn't expect to hear today, or indeed ever: a PUBG story mode of sorts is on the way, and PUBG Corp. hired ex-Sledgehammer boss Glen Schofield to lead it.

With a new game, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will aim to stay relevant in the market. Before that, he was at Visceral Games and EA, while his past employers include Crystal Dynamics and the now-defunct Absolute Entertainment.

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