Dead Space creator’s PUBG game getting unveiled at The Game Awards

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Dead Space co-creator Glen Schofield is set to unveil a brand new game from his PUBG-dedicated studio, Striking Distance at The Game Awards.

Below, you can see a tweet from Schofield, relaying news from Game Awards host and organizer Geoff Keighley that Striking Distance's debut game would be revealed at the show on Thursday. The Game Awards kicks off at approximately 4pm PT/7pm ET tomorrow evening.

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As for what Striking Distance's debut game could be, you need only watch the video from Schofield when the studio was formed in June 2019. The studio was purposefully established by PUBG Corp. to build an "original narrative experience" set in the Playerunknown's Battlegrounds universe.

"We’re working together to build the studio from the ground up so we can begin crafting an original narrative experience in the PUBG universe," Schofield said. "As a creative, the freedom to explore the PUBG universe has me excited about the possibilities, which we view as beyond battle royale, and I’m excited for the next step, which is finding the right people to join us on this journey."

If you're unfamiliar with Schofield, he was a co-creator on the original Dead Space at Visceral Games. Schofield would then go on to establish Sledgehammer Games, releasing Call of Duty: WW2, before departing the studio to create Striking Distance under the PUBG Corp.

While I'm still pining for a Dead Space revival from EA, I'm really keen to see what Schofield and company have been working on for PUBG. Last year, shortly before announcing Striking Distance, the veteran developer revealed that he'd love to make another Dead Space game, but a new game in the series would have to maintain the co-op element introduced in Dead Space 3.

Elsewhere in the PUBG universe, the main battle royale game launched its new Season 9 in October, introducing its first dynamic map. PUBG is also now playable on PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, receiving a frame rate boost to 60FPS on all three platforms.

No matter if you're a veteran or newcomer to the PUBG universe, you can head over to our list of essential PUBG tips on how to bag a chicken dinner.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.