Glen Schofield, industry heavy hitter who co-founded Sledgehammer Games, is heading the new studio, a subsidiary of PUBG Corporation
San Ramon, Calif. (July 30, 2019) – Bishop Ranch announced today that Striking Distance Studios™, a new game development studio created by PUBG Corporation, has leased 25,000 square feet at Bishop Ranch for its new headquarters.
Striking Distance Studios is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of PUBG Corporation, the developer behind the popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The CEO of the new studio is acclaimed industry veteran Glen Schofield, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games. Schofield’s game-development credits include hugely popular award-winning titles, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Call of Duty: WWII.
“We consider ourselves as forward-thinking creatives and are excited to bring our state-of-the-art game studio to Bishop Ranch,” said Glen Schofield, chief executive officer of Striking Distance Studios. “Bishop Ranch and the East Bay are able to deliver the best-in-class environment that attracts amazing talent. Planting roots here was a no brainer.”
The company’s move to Bishop Ranch is scheduled to take place by February 2020. Financial terms of the lease were not disclosed. Striking Distance Studios will join neighbors Berkshire Hathaway and Cooper Companies at Bishop Ranch, a premier next-generation workplace that showcases a diverse and growing mix of world-class companies.
“My client’s goal for their HQ was to locate the ideal space to create a state-of-the-art game studio, offering unparalleled amenities and central location in the SF Bay Area,” said Madeline Serafin, president of Realmark, who brokered the deal.
“We’re always looking for unique and forward-thinking companies like PUBG Corporation and its new Striking Distance game studio to join our community at Bishop Ranch,” said Alexander Mehran, Jr., president and chief operating officer of Sunset Development Company, owner of Bishop Ranch. “We look forward to watching the company thrive and create, and we take great pride in providing customers with innovative and complete solutions in a modern workplace.”
For more information, visit bishopranch.com.About Bishop Ranch
Bishop Ranch is home to 30,000 employees at over 600 companies in more than 30 industries and among them are many Fortune 500 companies. Tenants include AT&T, Chevron, IBM, Rodan + Fields, PG&E, GE Digital, Robert Half, SAP, BlackBerry, Bank of the West, Toyota and Berkshire Hathaway, to name a few. Bishop Ranch offers flexibility for the changing demands of companies large and small, and its tenants occupy spaces from 150 square feet to more than 1 million square feet.
Employees at Bishop Ranch enjoy a fully amenitized and connected campus with a wide range of on-site services, including award-winning transportation programs, professional seminars and networking opportunities, health and wellness activities, lakeside dining and boats, bocce ball and volleyball courts, a coffee and wine bar, gourmet food trucks, cafes and a weekly farmers market. Roundhouse Market and Conference Center features 50,000 square feet of flexible meeting and conference room space. Additionally, The Dorris-Eaton School provides kindergarten-to-eighth grade education and Bright Horizons offers high quality childcare and early education.
The newly opened City Center Bishop Ranch brings a game-changing urban amenity to the Bishop Ranch campus. Designed by Renzo Piano, in collaboration with BAR Architects, City Center offers a distinctive collection of dining, retail and entertainment experiences. THE LOT, a luxury 10-screen cinema experience and dining destination, and Equinox San Ramon, a luxury fitness gym featuring world-class personal trainers, group fitness classes, and spas, anchor the project. Notable restaurants include The Slanted Door, acclaimed modern-Vietnamese cuisine from Charles Phan and Fieldwork Brewing Company, the East Bay based and beloved craft brewery.