“I feel it’s time to try something new.”
Glen Schofield, one of the co-founders of Sledgehammer Games, has announced he is leaving Activision at the end of December.
Revealed through Twitter, Schofield said he feels it’s time to “try something new” after he’s done taking some time off for relaxation. It isn’t clear what his next move is, though he wrote he’s off to “something else exciting” following his break.
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
This follows an announcement earlier this year that Schofield was exiting Sledgehammer to focus on other projects within Activision in an executive capacity. The last project Schofield directed was Call of Duty: WWII alongside fellow Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey, who similarly left Sledgehammer in February to pursue other Activision projects. At that time, it was announced that Aaron Halon would take over as the studio’s head.
Sledgehammer Games has also developed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare with Schofield and Condrey at the helm of the studio. In our review of Call of Duty: WWII, we called the game “Great” saying it offers a “fast-paced and fun World War II experience with its new multiplayer mode and return to Nazi Zombies.”
Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.