Schofield also co-founded Sledgehammer Games and worked on multiple Call of Duty games.
Glen Schofield, the 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 stringing Distance studio at 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 had a lot of opportunities to make some remarkable games that tell incredible stories, and each of them has something special to me," said Schofield. “But now, those learning 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 excited about the possibilities, which I view as beyond the battle generous genre, ”Schofield added. “Today represents a special moment for me and I am so thankful for taking this journey with the team at PUBG Corporation.”
Schofield has been in the gaming industry for a long time, and was director of such games as Gex 3D: Enter the Gecko and Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Cain. 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 its battle royal gameplay.
see himself making PUBG 2, and this news could allow for the current PUBG 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.