Schofield also co-founded Sledgehammer Games and worked on multiple Call of Duty games.
Glen Schofield, the former vice president and general manager of Sledgehammer Games and Visceral Games, who was instrumental in creating Dead Space and co-directed multiple Call of Duty games, has been named the head of Striking Distance studio by PUBG Corporation and will be creating an “original narrative experience within the PUBG universe.”
PUBG Corporation announced the news today that Schofield will be building a “world class development team from the ground up” to help create this new narrative experience within the PlayerUnknown’s Battleground‘s universe. The new studio will be located in San Ramon, CA.
“Throughout my career, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to make some remarkable games that tell incredible stories, and each of them has meant something special to me,” said Schofield. “But now, those learnings will help me build a AAA team that can explore new designs and concepts at Striking Distance.”
“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,” added Schofield. “Today represents a special moment for me and I’m so thankful to be taking this journey with the team at PUBG Corporation.”
The History of Schofield and Success of PUBG
Schofield has been in the gaming industry for a long time, and was director on such games as Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko and Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain. He then went on to create and be an executive producer on Dead Space before co-founding Sledgehammer Games and co-directing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Call of Duty: WWII.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which recently became the fifth best-selling game of all time with over 50 million copies sold, took the world by storm with its battle royale gameplay.
Brendan Greene, the PlayerUnknown in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, has said he doesn’t see himself making a PUBG 2, and this news could allow for the current PUBG to continue to be supported while new games continue to build upon the chaotic world.
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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who loved Dead Space and can’t wait to see what Schofield and his team do inside the PUBG universe. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.