After a decade working at Activision, Sledgehammer Games co-founder Glen Schofield has announced that his time with the company is coming to an end. Schofield will be parting ways at the end of December, hoping to purse something “exciting” on the horizon.
Schofield took to Twitter to break the news, thanking Activision for his ten year stint. Alongside founding Sledgehammer Games with Michael Condrey in 2009, his most notable works include co-directing and producing three Call of Duty games: Modern Warfare 3, Advanced Warfare and WWII. Those are three titles Schofield states that he is proud of, however these are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his career.
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
In the 90s, Schofield served as vice president of Crystal Dynamics. During this time, he led development on Gex and Legacy of Kain before moving to Visceral Games as general manager. From here, he worked his way to vice president once again, assisting the creation of the Dead Space series. Sledgehammer Games was formed in order to give Schofield new challenges, ultimately being bought by Activision in the same year and tasked to help with its ever-popular Call of Duty series. Both Schofield and Condrey left Sledgehammer Games earlier this year to pursue larger roles at Activision.
“I have nothing but good things to say about my time at Activision,” Schofield explained to GameSpot. “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.”
Wow. Reading some your comments “thanking me” brought a tear to my eyes. I’m going to miss the CoD fans. Thank you. You are why we make these games.
— Glen A. Schofield (@GlenSchofield) December 11, 2018
Despite being a trained artist whose professional credits lie in 1995’s Street Fighter movie, Schofield confirmed that his next project will remain in game development. With a “couple of good games” left in him, it remains to be seen what Schofield will return with after his break from the industry.
KitGuru Says: I’ve played plenty of Schofield’s games and have a lot of respect for him. My personal favourite is perhaps From Russia With Love, but I did have a soft spot for James Bond games at the time. What would you like to see from Schofield moving forward?