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Sledgehammer Games co-founders Condrey, Schofield leave studio

Sledgehammer Games’ co-founders Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield have left the developer but will remain with Activision, Kotaku has reported.

“Following the incredible success of Call of Duty: WWII, Glen Schofield and Michael Condrey have decided to transition from their duties at Sledgehammer Games to new executive duties inside Activision,” the publisher said of the change.

“We thank Glen and Michael for their tremendous body of work on Call of Duty and look forward to continuing to collaborate with them in their new roles.”

As a result of the shuffle, Aaron Halon has become the lead at Sledgehammer. A founding member of the studio, Activision called Halon a “natural fit to lead the time.”

“Michael and I have been collaborating for over 12 years,” Schofield said in an email sent to Kotaku. “In that time, we’ve made great games that fans have loved, won awards on behalf of our projects and have lived our dreams. We thank Activision for the wonderful opportunity to create and lead Sledgehammer Games. Now, it’s time to try other things. Activision has offered me the opportunity to focus my energy on something I’m very passionate about, exploring new game ideas for the company. It’s something I just couldn’t pass up.”

“We founded Sledgehammer Games to bring together a world class development team with a singular goal of delivering excellence for fans,” added Condrey. “Over the course of nearly a decade, Glen and I proudly grew the studio and watched a new crop of leaders emerge within the team.”

We’ll have more on Schofield and Condrey’s new duties as the news becomes available.

Sledgehammer’s latest title is Call of Duty: WWIIavailable now on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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