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.”