Here’s a turn-up for the books: far from being contained to battle royale, PUBG Corp is branching out into narrative titles, as the company has today unveiled its new studio Striking Distance.
The studio will “create an original narrative experience within the PUBG universe”, whatever that may be. A post-Soviet thriller? An adventure through the Thai jungle? A Mad Max version of Miramar?
In any case, it seems the new studio will be in good hands, as industry veteran Glen Schofield is taking the helm as CEO. As vice president and general manager at Visceral Games, and later a co-founder of Sledgehammer, he’s worked on some major titles such as Dead Space and Call of Duty. In his introductory video, Schofield said he’s looking forward to “the freedom to explore the PUBG universe” and the opportunities that offers, “which we view as beyond battle royale”.