Over the past two years, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has experienced a remarkable amount of success, with record-breaking numbers of players in its first year before it exited early access, followed by its eventual PC launch and ports onto Xbox One, PS4 and mobile platforms.
Now, PUBG Corporation is looking to expand the universe of the internationally popular battle royale, announcing today that they would be founding a new studio in California called Striking Distance. The new development team is being tasked with creating an “original narrative experience within the PUBG universe”, and is being assembled by the newly appointed CEO Glen Schofield. Schofield has served in the games industry for nearly three decades, with his most prominent positions including vice president of Crystal Dynamics in the late 90s and early 2000s, general manager of Visceral Games in the mid and late 2000s, and co-founder of Sledgehammer Games in the 2010s, being credited with key work on franchises including Gex, Legacy of Kain, Dead Space and Call of Duty.
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