The next Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds game is in development, the game’s publisher has announced. The as yet untitled game is being made by a new studio named Striking Distance, which has appointed ex-Call of Duty and Dead Space developer Glen Schofield as CEO.
The project is seemingly in its infancy, so little is known about the game at present. PUBG Corp.’s press release states the game is an “original narrative experience within the PUBG universe,” while Schofield hints the game might not be a battle royale title. He said: “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.” Schofield went on to tweet that the new game is not a sequel to PUBG.
PUBG began life as an Arma 2 mod, before being spun off into its own battle royale title–in early access on PC–in early 2017. It later came to both Xbox One and PS4.
PUBG has also been one of the most influential games of the 21st century. It remains a huge game in its own right, but it has also inspired and influenced what is possibly the industry’s biggest trend right now in the battle royale genre, including successful titles like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.