Glen Schofield, the co-creator of the Dead Space series who later worked on the Call of Duty franchise, is preparing to announce his first post-Activision game very soon.
Schofield’s new team, Striking Distance Studios, will announce their first game during The Game Awards this Thursday, December 10. According to organizer Geoff Keighley, this is a game for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
It was previously announced that Striking Distance was developing an “original narrative experience” within the PUBG universe. However, it’s not immediately clear if the reveal on Thursday will be this game or something else.
This year #TheGameAwards will feature the announcement of some exciting new next-generation projects.
Here's one hint: I'm excited to have @GlenSchofield and Striking Distance Studios (@sd_studios) join us to reveal their first game to the world on Thursday!
See you then! pic.twitter.com/YfontYn5Xx
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 8, 2020
In addition to Schofield, another key developer at Striking Distance is Steve Papoutsis, a longtime EA veteran who worked with Schofield on Dead Space. Papoutsis is also the former bassist of the punk rock band No Use for a Name.
After leaving EA, Schofield founded the Call of Duty developer Sledgehammer Games with Michael Condrey. They were both promoted to higher-level positions inside Activision before they both left the company to start new projects. Condrey is now working with 2K on a new multiplayer game.
GameSpot will bring you all the news from The Game Awards as it happens. We’re expecting a lot of news, including more details on BioWare’s Dragon Age 4.