Ex-Call Of Duty Director Joins PUBG Studio
The next PUBG game is on the way.
Call of Duty developer and Sledgehammer Games founder Glen Schofield left Activision at the end of 2018, and we now know what he's working on next. PUBG Corp. has announced Schofield has joined the company to work on the next Playerunknown's Battlegrounds game.
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.
"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. Today represents a special moment for me and I’m so thankful to be taking this journey with the team at PUBG Corporation."
Striking Distance is developing the next game in the PUBG universe, though it won't be a sequel. Judging from Schofield's statement, it sounds as if the game won't be a battle royale title. Little else is known about the game at present.
Before founding Striking Distance, Schofield worked extensively on the Call of Duty franchise. His work spanned Modern Warfare 3, Advanced Warfare, and WWII. Before that, he was at Visceral Games and EA, while his past employers include Crystal Dynamics and the now-defunct Absolute Entertainment.