Almost ten years ago, Glen Schofield surprised a lot of industry watchers and fans alike by announcing that he was leaving EA Visceral and founding a new studio at Activision called Sledgehammer Games. Today, Schofield announced on Twitter that particular journey is over as he moves on to further things outside the company.
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!
— Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) December 10, 2018
Schofield founded Sledgehammer in 2009 under the auspices of Activision to work mostly on Call of Duty as part of Activision’s plan to start trading off yearly titles in the series between three studios. As Schofield mentions in his tweet, Sledgehammer oversaw Modern Warfare 3, Advanced Warfare, and World War II. The last of those games was such a success that Schofield and co-founding partner Michael Condrey were brought into Activision’s corporate team to oversee all of the company’s games just earlier this year.
While at EA Visceral, Schofield served as the creator and executive producer of Dead Space, the seminal sci-fi horror series. His credits also include directing Blood Omen 2: Legacy of Kain and Akuji the Heartless. He was also given special thanks in Call of Duty: Black Ops and Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.