Big news in the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) universe this week, as they’re opening a brand new studio. The new gaming studio, called Striking Distance, will feature industry leader Glen Schofield as its CEO. Known for his influential work as executive producer on the hit franchise Dead Space, Schofield went on to co-found Sledgehammer Games. He’s also known for leading development on multiple Call Of Duty titles from there, including Modern Warfare 3 and Call Of Duty: WWII.
Striking Distance will develop a PUBG-based game
Schofield states that he wants to explore the PUBG universe beyond just its battle royale origins. He intends for this game to be story-driven in nature. Battlegrounds takes place on a derelict island called Erangel, which was once a Russian military base. The island’s population was subjected to various biological experiments and finally rebelled against the Russian military, causing them to withdraw from the island. It will be interesting to see what direction Schofield and Striking Distance will go in regarding the development of this new title. Given the nature of PUBG and its surroundings in-game, this could serve as a fitting environment for a new open-world adventure within the universe. Some wonder if we’ll be seeing an origin story. Nothing’s set in stone right now, so excited fans of the franchise will have to speculate until more’s revealed.
Glen Schofield could be a good pick to expand PUBG
Given the game’s considerable success, Glen Schofield teaming up with PUBG Corp to develop Striking Distance might be a great move. Considering his work on the aforementioned Call Of Duty games, creating a new story mode experience for Battlegrounds seems right up his alley. Fans on social media and YouTube seem already excited for this new development, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on Striking Distance. They appear to still be in the early stages of development as of this article, however, so fans may have to be a little patient.
What are your thoughts on PUBG’s Striking Distance? Are you looking forward to a new PUBG title?