Call of Duty WWII‘s studio co-founders has recently left the studio. According to Kotaku, both Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield will be working directly at Activision with executive duties; and that Aaron Halon, one of the founding members of Sledgehammer Games, will be taking the helm and lead the studio.
The major online outlet Kotaku already heard the news about this move a few weeks back and recently got a confirmation from an Activision spokesperson that this was indeed true. “We first heard about the move a couple of weeks ago, and Activision confirmed it this afternoon, saying that Condrey and Schofield will stay with the publisher despite departing Sledgehammer.” according to Jason Schreier of Kotaku.
“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. 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. These changes have created an opportunity to elevate one of the key leaders at the studio, Aaron Halon, to lead Sledgehammer Games. Aaron is a founding member of Sledgehammer Games and the natural fit to lead the team. He has over 20 years of industry experience and has played an instrumental role throughout the studio’s history. We congratulate Aaron and are thrilled about the future of Sledgehammer Games, which we believe has even bigger days ahead.” – Activision
To give you a little history check of both Condrey and Schofield, these two successful individuals were the heads in the now-closed Visceral Games. Right after they left the studio, they formed Sledgehammer Games and co-developed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 with Infinity War then embarked on their first ever developed game as Sledgehammer Games – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.