Schofield founded the studio.
Photo of game designer Glen Schofield.

Glen Schofield, the co-creator of Dead Space and director of The Callisto Protocol, is leaving Striking Distance Studios. This is the studio that Schofield founded and was the CEO of since its creation.

This news comes from a new report by Bloomberg. Striking Distance Studios parent company, Krafton, said that Schofield voluntarily parted ways from Striking Distance Studios. The representative from Krafton continued on to say that Schofield "decided to pursue new opportunities." In addition to Schofield's departure, Striking Distance's COO Stacey Hirata and CFO Johnny Hsu are also departing. Krafton notes that Hirata's and Hsu's departures were also voluntary.

Schofield issued a brief statement about his departure to IGN.

Creating Striking Distance Studios has been an incredible journey and I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved with The Callisto Protocol, a game close to my heart. While pursuing a new adventure is exciting, leaving SDS is bittersweet, but I know the studio is in excellent hands.
Schofield will be replaced as CEO by Steve Papoutsis. Papoutsis was previously Striking Distance's chief development officer and general manager. Papoutsis also worked with Schofield at Crystal Dynamics and Visceral Games where the two worked on the original Dead Space.

About two months ago, Striking Distance Studios laid off over 30 employees. The studio was created a little over three years ago by Schofield. The Callisto Protocol was originally going to be set in the Krafton-owned PUBG universe, but that idea was ditched midway through development.