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Dead Space creator and Call of Duty veteran leaves Activision

Published: 17:26, 11 December 2018
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Glen Schofield was the man behind Dead Space and Call of Duty games

Glen Schofield, the co-founder of Sledgehammer Games and Dead Space creator has confirmed that he will leave Activision after eight years. Schofield worked on multiple Call of Duty titles like Advanced Warfare, Modern Warfare 3 and WW2.

Activision will have to continue without their Call of Duty veteran Glen Schofield in 2019 and beyond. The Sledgehammer Games co-founder has revealed that he's parting ways with the company where he spent more than eight years.

In his farewell message, Schofield thanked Activision and said he will take a break before starting his new project. "I’ll be leaving Activision end of December and taking some time off to relax. Then off to something else exciting. Thank you Activision for everything," Schofield tweeted.

Of course, we'll have to wait for who knows how long before he reveals his next game. In a brief interview with Gamespot just after the announcement, Schofield said he still has "a couple of good games in him" and he plans to take as long as necessary to make sure his next project is exactly what he wants to do.

He was also very clear about his departure saying that he "absolutely loved his time in Activision" and just felt he needed a change after such a long time with the company. 

A few months ago, Schofield left Sledgehammer Games to pursue new executive duties inside Activision. The company explained the decision by stating that Schofield will be joining Activision to discuss new game plans and explore game ideas for the upcoming titles.

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Glen Schofield has worked on more than 30 games in his long career. During his time at Visceral Games, he was the driving force behind Dead Space after he convinced EA to let the studio work on a sci-fi survival horror game.

While he was at Activision, Schofield worked on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: WW2 as a co-director and producer. Schofield also produced EA's The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Godfather 2 and James Bond 007: From Russia with Love.

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