Sledgehammer co-founder steps down from Activision

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Glen Schofield, CEO of Sledgehammer Games and one of the Call of Duty developer’s co-founders, has left the company.

Schofield, who was instrumental in the development of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and other CoD games, originally announced that he and co-founder Michael Condrey had stepped down from their jobs at Sledgehammer in February this year, but the pair were expected to retain executive roles at Activision Blizzard, which owns Sledgehammer.

Schofield and Condrey founded Sledgehammer in 2009; previously, Schofield had been an executive producer at Crystal Dynamics and general manager of Visceral Games, where he was executive producer of Dead Space.

However, in a recent tweet, Schofield revealed he is moving to pastures new: “I’ve had a great run here at Activision; 3 COD’s- MW3, AW and WWll- that I’m proud of. I feel it’s time to try something new tho. I’ll be leaving Activision end of Dec. and taking some time off to relax. Then off to something else exciting. Thank u Activision for everything!”

Speaking to Gamespot, Schofield confirmed that he will return to the industry, asserting that “I have nothing but good things to say about my time at Activision. After nine years of CoD (which I love), I just think I need a change. I seriously am going to take my time finding my next gig. Make sure it’s exactly what I want to do. I still have a couple good games in me.”

For further information, have a look at Sledgehammer Games’ website