One of the co-founders of Sledgehammer Games, and former head of Visceral Games Glen Schofield has joined PUBG Corp after stepping down from his position with Activision at the end of 2018.
He'll be forming a new AAA studio under PUBG Corp which will be called Striking Distance, and no doubt will be responsible for some more classic first person shooters. Previously Schofield has been responsible for such games as Dead Space and three Call of Duty titles.
In a video announcing his move, he said;
[N]ow I'm looking to take those experiences to explore new designs and concepts. As a creative, the freedom to explore the PUBG universe has me excited about the possibilities, which we view as beyond battle royale.
It seems the studio will be tasked with creating an original narrative, possibly single player, within the PUBG universe, which will be something of a spin-off rather than a sequel to the Battle Royale game.
Big new! I’m proud and honored to announce that I am now part of PUBG Corporation. Working together, we are building a AAA game studio called Striking Distance in San Ramon, CA.— Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) June 26, 2019
It makes sense, given that they don't really need the help of such a big name just to work on the existing PUBG game. It seems that the studio have some ambitious new plans for the future of the PUBG franchise, of which Schofield will play a huge part.