Striking Distance CEO Glen Schofield has been announced to be leaving the company after the disappointing sales figures of their survival horror title, The Callisto Protocol. The company’s chief developer officer, Steve Papoutsis will replace him.
A representative told Bloomberg that he will be leaving the company to “pursue new opportunities”. Striking Distance’s COO and CFO will also be departing alongside him.
Schofield is best known for being the co-creator of the Dead Space franchise and founded Striking Distance to work on a game tied to the PUBG universe which would later become the standalone title we know now as The Callisto Protocol.
The game was originally predicted to reach 5 million sales only for reports to find that it struggled to hit 2 million after its launch late last year. Given reports of its budget being over $160 million most certainly classifies the game as a flop.
The poor sales have also affected the developer as Bloomberg also reports 30 staff members have been laid off over the past few months, leaving them with roughly 90 employees as of this writing.