PUBG Corp has revealed a new development studio called Striking Distance, teasing a narrative-based PUBG in the process.
The studio will be headed up by the heavily experienced Glen Schofield, who has taken on the role of CEO. Schofield previously worked at Visceral Games where he was heavily involved in the creation and development of the Dead Space franchise, and he went on to co-found Sledgehammer Games where he was involved in the developments of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Call of Duty: WWII.
In a video posted to the PUBG YouTube account announcing the news, Schofield talks about his excitement at “crafting an original narrative experience in the PUBG universe”, which they view as “beyond battle royale”. Schofield went on to tweet that he isn’t working on a sequel to PUBG, so I’m expecting the game to be a spin-off.
Don’t get too excited just yet though, as it’s very early days for the studio. Schofield mentions in the video that the next step is “finding the right people to join us on this journey”, and he also tweeted a link to a number of job openings for the studio, which includes roles like “Lead Designer” and “Lead Character Modeler”. The studio will be based in San Ramon, California.
Despite how far away the new game is likely to be, this is still exciting news for fans of PUBG, and it’ll be interesting to see what direction the game goes in. As always, we’ll keep you updated when any further news is announced.