SANTA MONICA AND SAN RAMON, CALIF. - August 9, 2022 - Following gamescom’s recent announcement confirming KRAFTON, Inc. as a participant in this year's trade show, the creators of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS revealed that its presence in Cologne, Germany will be spearheaded by two of its independent studios: Unknown Worlds (creators of the Subnautica series) and Striking Distance Studios (the team made up of industry veterans led by Dead Space creator Glen Schofield).
To kick off its activities at the show, KRAFTON will participate in this year’s gamescom: Opening Night Live showcase on Aug. 23. During the showcase, Unknown Worlds co-founder and game director, Charlie Cleveland, will officially reveal a new IP set in a sci-fi world that features imaginative turn-based gameplay. Striking Distance Studios’ CEO Glen Schofield will also take the stage at Opening Night Live to share a new look at The Callisto Protocol, the upcoming next-generation survival horror game that is set to launch on Dec. 2, 2022.
As an official exhibitor at gamescom, KRAFTON will also have a dedicated booth within the conference’s entertainment area. Visitors will have the opportunity to be among the first in the world to play Unknown Worlds’ newest game. Attendees can also take part in The Callisto Protocol’s Inmate Bioprocessing Scan Experience, a special photo opportunity that gives participants a chance to experience the horrors that await them when the game releases later this year.
For more information about KRAFTON and its work with Unknown Worlds and Striking Distance Studios, please visit http://krafton.com/.
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About Unknown Worlds
Unknown Worlds (UW) is a globally distributed developer of beloved games. The studio was born of the Half-Life modding scene with Natural Selection. Since then, UW has reached worldwide recognition for the hybrid multiplayer strategy/shooter Natural Selection 2 and underwater adventure survival game series, Subnautica. Follow UW on Twitter @unknownworlds.
About Striking Distance Studios
Striking Distance Studios, Inc. is a AAA development studio committed to crafting thought-provoking immersive experiences, driven by a passion for quality and excellence. Based in San Ramon, CA, in the San Francisco Bay Area, Striking Distance Studios is helmed by Dead Space and Call of Duty veteran, Glen Schofield. For more information about Striking Distance Studios, please visit www.sds.com or follow the company on Twitter @SD_Studios.
KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, Dreamotion, Unknown Worlds and 5minlab, each with its own unique expertise.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, NEW STATE MOBILE, The Callisto Protocol, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit www.krafton.com.