PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, more commonly referred to as PUBG, is one of the biggest titles in the burgeoning battle royale gaming landscape. But the company behind the game, PUBG Corp, seems to have plans to branch out into other types of gaming experiences.
This news comes as PUBG Corp sets up a new studio, named Striking Distance, which will be overseen by former Call of Duty and Dead Space developer Glen Schofield. The first project for Striking Distance will be an “original narrative experience within the PUBG universe,” which Schofield hints could fall outside the battle royale world.
Striking Distance’s existence and Schofield’s new job were announced with this video…
Schofield has said this about his new gig as the overseer of Striking Distance: “As a creative, the freedom to explore the PUBG universe has me excited about the possibilities, which I view as beyond the battle royale genre.”
Does the fact that Schofield previously worked on games with single-player campaigns mean that we will be seeing more of a story focus in future PUBG titles? That seems to be the way that things are going, but it remains to be seen exactly what shape this new PUBG game will take.
“The only thing I can say now is that I’m not working on a sequel to PUBG, but an original narrative in the PUBG universe,” Schofield added in a Tweet. We look forward to finding out more as the project is revealed, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as that happens.