PUBG Corporation Hires Sledgehammer’s Glen Schofield To Head New Studio
PUBG Corp. has hired Sledgehammer Games and EA Visceral Games’ Glen Schofield to be the CEO of their new game development studio, Striking Distance. Schofield has a few notches on his belt when it comes to heading development studios, having co-founded Sledgehammer Games and having previously served as vice-president and general manager of EA Visceral Games.
“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,” says PUBG Corporation CEO C.H. Kim. “We are thrilled to welcome Glen to the company. His unique blend of proven leadership and boundless creativity will help us create great synergy.”
Schofield, who has been a key player in the development of a number of AAA games including the Call of Duty franchise and Dead Space, will be building a new team to work on an original PUBG Game. “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,” says Schofield. “Today represents a special moment for me and I’m so thankful to be taking this journey with the team at PUBG Corporation.”
Schofield also confirms in a recent Twitter post that he’s not working on a PUBG sequel but an original game set in the PUBG Universe.
The only thing I can say now is that I’m not working on a sequel to PUBG, but an original narrative in the PUBG universe.
— Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) June 26, 2019
We’ll let you know as soon as more information comes to light. Any thoughts on what it could be? Let us know in the comments section below. Don’t forget to check out the new Striking Distance introduction video after the jump.