PUBG Corp. taps Glen Schofield to lead new studio

Former Sledgehammer and Visceral head launches Striking Distance for "an original narrative in the PUBG universe"

Glen Schofield has found his next studio. The Sledgehammer Games co-founder today announced that he has joined PUBG Corporation to build a new AAA game studio called Striking Distance in San Ramon, California.

"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," Schofield said on Twitter.

Job listings for a variety of positions at Striking Distance don't provide much else in the way of details, but the studio is hiring for both single player and multiplayer lead designers, with both postings' requirements specifying experience on live-service games.

"We are thrilled to welcome Glen to the company," PUBG Corp. CEO C.H. Kim said. "His unique blend of proven leadership and boundless creativity will help us create great synergy."

Schofield spent most of the past decade as CEO of Sledgehammer Games, the studio behind Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII. He stepped down from that position early last year, and left Activision entirely in December.

Prior to Sledgehammer, Schofield was the general manager of EA's Visceral Games and executive producer on the original Dead Space.

Related stories

Drawkanoid: Launching an indie game in a market where "everything changes"

Nordic Game Discovery Contest winner discusses game launches and monetisation in an ever-changing ecosystem

By Haydn Taylor

Kind Words: A game of lo-fi beats, letters to strangers, and feeling less alone

Popcannibal's Ziba Scott on designing and moderating a game exclusively about being kind to other people

By Rebekah Valentine

Latest comments

There are no comments on this article yet. Why not be the first to post one?

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.