Glen Schofield to head up new PUBG US studio, Striking Distance

Sledgehammer Games’ co-founder Glen Schofield has joined PUBG Corporation as CEO of Striking Distance, a brand new studio located in San Ramon, California. Striking Distance is an independent development studio wholly owned by PUBG Corporation.

The company reports Schofield is building “a world-class development team from the ground up” to create “an original narrative experience within the PUBG universe”. 

“As a company, we have focused on developing and making content available for global audiences through close collaboration with international teams located across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. That vision is taken to the next level as our development and service portfolio expands and diversifies with Glen Schofield and Striking Distance,” said C.H. Kim, CEO at PUBG Corporation. “We are thrilled to welcome Glen to the company. His unique blend of proven leadership and boundless creativity will help us create great synergy.”

“Throughout my career, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to make some remarkable games that tell incredible stories, and each of them has meant something special to me,” said Schofield. “But now, those learnings will help me build a AAA team that can explore new designs and concepts at 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,” added Schofield. “Today represents a special moment for me and I’m so thankful to be taking this journey with the team at PUBG Corporation.”

Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield, Sledgehammer Games’ co-founders and Call of Duty: WWII’s directors, left the studio to take over “new executive duties” at parent firm Activision back in February 2018, but left Activision Blizzard entirely in December

“I have nothing but good things to say about my time at Activision,” Schofield said at the time. “After nine years of CoD (which I love), I just think I need a change. I seriously am going to take my time finding my next gig. Make sure it’s exactly what I want to do. I still have a couple [of] good games in me.”

Schofield fellow co-founder, Michael Condrey, recently joined 2K to lead its new Silicon Valley studio as president.

Striking Distance is actively seeking “triple-A” talent. For career opportunities, please visit

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