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Sledgehammer Games' founders leave Call of Duty for 'new executive duties' in Activision

Published: 15:22, 21 February 2018
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Sledgehammer Games' founders, Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield, have decided to leave the studio in Aaron Halon's hands. The duo took Activision up on their offer of "new executive duties" within the company. Sledgehammer Games was founded back in 2009.

Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield, founders of Sledgehammer Games, have left the studio in order to take over executive roles in its parent company, Activision. Condrey and Schofield intend to hand leadership of Sledgehammer over to Aaron Halon.

Mr Halon has been with the studio since it was founded in 2009. Before taking over as studio head, Halon was director of product development. Details about Condrey and Schofield's new roles at Activision are few and far between, but Activision did say that the duo will transition to "new executive duties" within the company. 

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"Activision has offered me the opportunity to focus my energy on something I'm very passionate about, exploring new game ideas for the company," Schofield said in a statement. "It's something I just couldn't pass up" he added.

Michael Condrey said that "over the course of nearly a decade, Glen and [he] proudly grew the studio and watched a new crop of leaders emerge within the team". Mr Condrey expressed his gratitude to the men and women who have poured their passion into the pursuit of excellence with the studio. "I'm proud of what we accomplished together, it has been the greatest experience of my professional life".

Condrey and Schofield teamed up in 2009 and founded Sledgehammer Games. The pair had previously collaborated on Dead Space while at EA's, now studio, Visceral Games. 

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Activision stepped in and acquired Sledgehammer Games shortly after the studio was founded, and made it into a co-developer of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Sledgehammer went on to become the lead studio on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and later Call of Duty: WWII.

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